27 March 2020 – Allowed courts to suspend criminal trials

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Government introduced a one-year suspension of the interruption period of a criminal trial, allowing the courts to interrupt the trial for a maximum of three months and ten days if the trial cannot be held due to measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Full details here: https://www.bmjv.de/SharedDocs/Gesetzgebungsverfahren/Dokumente/Corona-Pandemie.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3