Draft law presented by the Green Party

Response to the interpellation (German) on the criminal prosecution of hate crimes in Bremen.

In a motion (17/8796) (German) put forward in February 2012, the Green Party requested the federal government to present a draft bill, whereby section 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement of popular hatred) would be expanded to include all groups whose members should be protected from becoming victims of acts motivated by popular hatred, in particular on the basis of their sexual identity, gender, beliefs, disabilities or age. Moreover, they suggested that a study be commissioned to examine the applicability of section 46 subsection 2 of the Criminal Code with respect to offences motivated by hostility towards certain groups.

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