New law: Upskirting is to the Offence

The so-called Upskirting, photos, and movies under skirts and dresses to be made, was according to the previous legal situation is usually not a criminal Offenc

New law: Upskirting is to the Offence

The so-called Upskirting, photos, and movies under skirts and dresses to be made, was according to the previous legal situation is usually not a criminal Offence. By now, the Reform decreed that the perpetrators must reckon with a fine or with imprisonment for the term up to two years. The same penalty threatened in the future, if someone is photographed deaths or films. So far, the criminal law protected only living victim of an accident.

"Such a boundary are not exceeded acceptable," said Federal Minister of justice, Christine Lambrecht (SPD). The Photograph under the skirt or the neckline was a sphere, a shameless violation of the intimate. Also pictures of accident victims injured any human decency. "The families we need to avoid the additional suffering that the pictures of their deceased parents or children are also common."

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 22:19

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