Irrtumsherrschaft

08:19 Jul 19, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Tort
German term or phrase: Irrtumsherrschaft
The context is a legal opinion on tort.

"Diese Irrtumsherrschaft and damit strafrechtliche Verantwortung der XXXXX kann sich auf zwei Stufen vollzogen haben, ...."

The definition below suggests this is a legal principle whereby there is some kind of hierarchy of false knowledge, whereby a person uses false knowledge to induce another person to commit the tort:

"Irrtumsherrschaft setzt voraus, dass der Hintermann in der konkreten Situation mehr weiß als
der unmittelbar Handelnde. Gezielt nutzt er einen Irrtum bzw. fehlendes Wissen aus und
begeht so die Tat „durch einen anderen”."

Does this legal principle have name in EN?

Thanks
Marc Rothman
United Kingdom


Summary of answers provided
3The domination of deception
samhabasch
3control over the crime (domination) by virtue of deception
Michael Martin, MA
2The prevalence of manipulated facts...
gangels


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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
The prevalence of manipulated facts...


Explanation:
....and hence an implicit criminal responsibility by xxx may have arisen in two stages

Could also say 'doctored facts'

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Note added at 4 hrs (2018-07-19 13:11:40 GMT)
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....prosecutable liability....may be better since it could also concern a civil offense instead of being a criminal one.

gangels
Local time: 07:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 249
Notes to answerer
Asker: ... except that your translation does not catch the implication, as in the definition I have provided above, that there is a two-stage process going on here: Person A (der Hintermann) causing an illegal act to be committed by Person B (der unmittelbar Handelnde) onthe basis of incorrect information. That is why I think that "-herrschaft" here implies some kind of hierarchy ("hierarchy of incorrect information").

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control over the crime (domination) by virtue of deception


Explanation:
The indirect perpetrator has control over the crime on account of his/her superior knowledge (= deceptive scheme)

Michael Martin, MA
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The domination of deception


Explanation:
According to this link
http://www.juraindividuell.de/blog/absichtslos-doloses-und-u...

Irrtumsherrschaft ist die Tatherrschaft über ein Werkzeug kraft Irrtums , .... womit die Irrtumsherrschaft auch als Täuschungsherrschaft bezeichnet werden kann.

Irrtumsherrschaft ~ Täuschungsherrschaft ~ the domination of deception

samhabasch
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