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Act on International Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters
(Gesetz über die internationale Rechtshilfe in Strafsachen – IRG)

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Übersetzung durch Ute Reusch

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) durch Artikel 4 des Gesetzes vom 10. Dezember 2019 (BGBl. I S. 2128)
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Part 1
Scope of application
Section 1Scope of application
Part 2
Extradition abroad
Section 2Principle
Section 3Extradition for prosecution or for enforcement
Section 4Accessory extradition
Section 5Reciprocity
Section 6Political offences, political persecution
Section 7Military offences
Section 8Death penalty
Section 9Concurrent jurisdiction
Section 9aExtradition and proceedings before international criminal courts
Section 10Extradition documentation
Section 11Speciality
Section 12Authorisation of extradition
Section 13Subject-matter jurisdiction
Section 14Local jurisdiction
Section 15Arrest pending extradition
Section 16Provisional arrest pending extradition
Section 17Warrant of arrest pending extradition
Section 18Investigative measures
Section 19Provisional arrest
Section 20Disclosure
Section 21Procedure following apprehension based on warrant of arrest pending extradition
Section 22Procedure following provisional arrest
Section 23Decision on objections by persons pursued
Section 24Lifting of warrant of arrest pending extradition
Section 25Suspending enforcement of warrant of arrest pending extradition
Section 26Review of detention
Section 27Enforcement of detention
Section 28Hearing of person pursued
Section 29Application for decision on permissibility of extradition
Section 30Preparing decision
Section 31Court hearing
Section 32Decision on permissibility
Section 33New decision on permissibility
Section 34Arrest to effect extradition
Section 35Extending authorisation of extradition
Section 36Re-extradition
Section 37Temporary extradition
Section 38Surrender of property in extradition proceedings
Section 39Seizure and search
Section 40Legal counsel
Section 41Simplified extradition procedure
Section 42Recourse to Federal Court of Justice
Part 3
Transit
Section 43Permissibility of transit
Section 44Jurisdiction
Section 45Transit procedure
Section 46Transit for temporary extradition
Section 47Unscheduled stopover during transport by air
Part 4
Mutual assistance through enforcement of foreign judgments
Section 48Principle
Section 49Other conditions governing permissibility
Section 50Subject-matter jurisdiction
Section 51Local jurisdiction
Section 52Preparing decision
Section 53Legal counsel
Section 54Converting foreign sanction
Section 54aEnforcing long sanctions involving deprivation of liberty
Section 55Decision on enforceability
Section 56Authorisation of assistance
Section 56aCompensation of injured party
Section 56bAgreement on realisation, surrender and distribution of recovered assets
Section 57Enforcement
Section 57aCosts of enforcement
Section 58Securing enforcement
Part 5
Other types of mutual assistance
Section 59Permissibility
Section 60Rendering assistance
Section 61Court decision
Section 61aData transmission without request
Section 61bJoint investigation teams
Section 61cHearing by audio-visual means
Section 62Temporary transfer abroad for foreign proceedings
Section 63Temporary transfer from abroad for foreign proceedings
Section 64Transport of witnesses
Section 65Transport for enforcement
Section 66Surrender of property
Section 67Seizure and search
Section 67aAssistance to international criminal courts, intergovernmental and supranational institutions
Part 6
Outgoing requests
Section 68Return
Section 69Temporary transfer from abroad for German proceedings
Section 70Temporary transfer abroad for German proceedings
Section 71Enforcement of German judgments abroad
Section 71aAgreement on realisation, surrender and distribution of recovered assets
Section 72Conditions
Part 7
Common provisions
Division 1
General provisions
Section 73Limits to mutual assistance
Section 74Federal jurisdiction
Section 74aInternational criminal courts, intergovernmental and supranational institutions
Section 75Costs
Section 76Assurance of reciprocity
Section 77Application of other procedural rules
Section 77aElectronic communications and file management
Section 77bAuthorisation to issue statutory instrument
Division 2
Protection of personal data in mutual assistance matters
Section 77cScope of application
Section 77dTransmission of personal data
Section 77eTransmitting agency’s verification, reporting and logging obligations
Section 77fProcedure in case of lack of adequacy decision
Section 77gConsent to forwarding of personal data
Section 77hUse of transmitted personal data
Part 8
Extradition and transit matters with Member States of European Union
Division 1
General provisions
Section 78Precedence of Part 8
Section 79Obligation to authorise extradition or transit; preliminary ruling
Division 2
Extradition to Member State of European Union
Section 80Extradition of German nationals
Section 81Extradition for prosecution or for enforcement
Section 82Nonapplicability of specific provisions
Section 83Additional conditions governing permissibility
Section 83aExtradition documentation
Section 83bObstacles to authorisation
Section 83cProcedure and time limits
Section 83dRelease of person pursued
Section 83eHearing of person pursued
Division 3
Transit to Member State of European Union
Section 83fTransit
Section 83gTransport by air
Division 4
Outgoing requests for extradition to Member State of European Union
Section 83hSpeciality
Section 83iNotification of delays
Section 83jLegal counsel
Part 9
Mutual assistance in enforcement matters with Member States of European Union
Division 1
Sanctions involving deprivation of liberty
Subdivision 1
Enforcement of foreign judgments in Federal Republic of Germany
Section 84Principle
Section 84aConditions governing permissibility
Section 84bAdditional conditions governing permissibility
Section 84cDocumentation
Section 84dObstacles to authorisation
Section 84eInterim authorisation decision
Section 84fCourt procedure
Section 84gCourt decision
Section 84hAuthorisation following court decision
Section 84iSpeciality
Section 84jSecuring enforcement
Section 84kAdditional regulations on enforcement
Section 84lTransport for enforcement
Section 84mTransport procedure
Section 84nTransport by air
Subdivision 2
Enforcement of German judgments in another Member State of European Union
Section 85Interim authorisation decision
Section 85aCourt procedure
Section 85bCourt decision upon application by sentenced person
Section 85cCourt decision upon application by enforcing authority
Section 85dAuthorisation following court decision
Section 85eDomestic enforcement proceedings
Section 85fSecuring continued enforcement
Division 2
Financial penalties
Subdivision 1
General provisions
Section 86Precedence
Subdivision 2
Incoming requests
Section 87Principle
Section 87aEnforcement documentation
Section 87bConditions governing permissibility
Section 87cPreparing decision on authorisation
Section 87dObligation to authorise enforcement
Section 87eLegal counsel
Section 87fAuthorisation of enforcement
Section 87gCourt procedure
Section 87hCourt decision following objection
Section 87iCourt decision upon application by authorising authority; authorisation
Section 87jAppeal
Section 87kLeave to appeal
Section 87lComposition of divisions at higher regional court
Section 87mProhibition of double jeopardy; notifying Federal Central Criminal Register
Section 87nEnforcement
Subdivision 3
Outgoing requests
Section 87oPrinciple
Section 87pDomestic enforcement proceedings
Division 3
Confiscation
Section 88Principle
Section 88aConditions governing permissibility
Section 88bDocumentation
Section 88cGrounds for refusal
Section 88dProcedure
Section 88eEnforcement
Section 88fDistribution of assets
Section 89Measures to secure confiscation
Section 90Outgoing requests
Division 4
Probation measures and alternative sanctions
Subdivision 1
Supervision of foreign probation measures and alternative sanctions in Federal Republic of Germany
Section 90aPrinciple
Section 90bConditions governing permissibility
Section 90cAdditional conditions governing permissibility
Section 90dDocumentation
Section 90eObstacles to authorisation
Section 90fInterim authorisation decision
Section 90gCourt procedure
Section 90hCourt decision
Section 90iAuthorisation following court decision
Section 90jAdditional regulations on enforcement
Section 90kSupervision of sentenced person
Subdivision 2
Supervision of German probation measures in another Member State of European Union
Section 90lAuthorisation of enforcement and supervision
Section 90mCourt proceedings upon application by sentenced person
Section 90nDomestic enforcement proceedings
Division 5
Monitoring of supervision measures to avoid remand detention
Section 90oPrinciple
Section 90pConditions governing permissibility
Section 90qDocumentation
Section 90rObstacles to authorisation
Section 90sInterim authorisation decision
Section 90tCourt procedure
Section 90uCourt decision on permissibility
Section 90vAuthorisation following court decision
Section 90wConduct of monitoring
Section 90xNew and amended supervision measures
Section 90yTransfer of monitoring
Section 90zWithdrawal of transfer of monitoring
Part 10
Other mutual assistance matters with Member States of European Union
Division 1
General provisions
Section 91Precedence of Part 10
Division 2
European Investigation Order
Section 91aPrinciple
Section 91bConditions governing permissibility
Section 91cAdditional conditions governing permissibility for special types of mutual assistance
Section 91dDocumentation
Section 91eAuthorisation; obstacles to authorisation; deferring authorisation
Section 91fRecourse to other investigative measures
Section 91gTime limits
Section 91hExecuting requests
Section 91iAppeals; suspending transmission of evidence
Section 91jOutgoing requests
Division 3
Special types of mutual assistance
Section 92Transmission of information, including personal data, to Member States of European Union
Section 92aContent of request
Section 92bUse of information, including personal data, transmitted under Council Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA
Section 92cData transmission without request
Section 92dLocal jurisdiction for requests for interception of telecommunications without technical assistance; authorisation to issue statutory instrument
Section 93Joint investigation teams
Section 94Request for freezing, seizure and search
Section 95Documentation relating to freezing
Section 96Obligation to authorise freezing measures
Section 97(repealed)
Part 11
Protection of personal data in mutual assistance matters within European Union and with Schengen Associated States
Section 97aScope of application
Section 97bTransmission of personal data
Section 97cTransmitting agency’s verification, reporting and logging obligations
Part 12
Mutual assistance in extradition and transit matters with Republic of Iceland and Kingdom of Norway
Section 98Precedence of Part 11
Section 99Obligation to authorise request
Part 12
Final provisions
Section 100Reservation of application; time limit
Section 101Transitional provision regarding requests based on decision in absentia
Section 102Transitional provision regarding enforcement of sanctions involving deprivation of liberty
Section 103Transitional provision regarding requests for other types of mutual assistance
Section 104Equal status of foreign and domestic public officials in respect of official acts in Federal Republic of Germany
Section 105Compensation for damage
Section 106Restriction of fundamental rights