German Criminal Code translation/Englische Übersetzung des StGB

Wildy announce a forthcoming new translation of the German Criminal Code (Strafgesetzbuch) by Professor Michael Bohlander of Durham University.

He also intends to publish a book on German criminal law this year. I think I’ll wait to see the latter first.

An up-to-date and reliable English translation of the German Criminal Code has been conspicuously missing for some time. This book presents a new English translation of the Strafgesetzbuch, (the Criminal Code), in its most recent amended form of August 2007. … The translation adheres as closely as possible to the textual structure of the original, but has been made palatable to an English ear. It is intended as a companion to the author’s Principles of German Criminal Law which is also scheduled for publication in 2008.

There is an online translation, of course, at the German Law Archive, which is not too bad. ‘Conspicuously missing’ probably refers to books.

But a translation that is palatable to my English ear certainly sounds tasty, albeit produced by German fingers.

I got this from one of Wildy’s RSS feeds.

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