§ 32 StGB Notwehr

English translation: Self-defence

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12:09 Dec 16, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents / Security services
German term or phrase: § 32 StGB Notwehr
Dear fellow translators,

I am looking for an *official* translation of the following. I would be grateful for any help.

Many thanks.


§ 32 StGB Notwehr
(1) Wer eine Straftat begeht, die durch Notwehr geboten ist, handelt nicht rechtswidrig.
(2) Notwehr ist die Verteidigung, die erforderlich ist, um einen gegenwärtigen rechtswidrigen Angriff von sich oder einem anderen abzuwehren.
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Robinshaw
Spain
Local time: 05:46
English translation:Self-defence
Explanation:
Here, it can be offered as a defence in court too
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David Moore
Local time: 07:46
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5 +6Self-defence
David Moore
4 +1Necessary defense
Steffen Walter


  

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§ 32 StGB Notwehr
Self-defence


Explanation:
Here, it can be offered as a defence in court too

David Moore
Local time: 07:46
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agree  cologne: yup
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agree  xxxKirstyMacC
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agree  Sven Petersson
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agree  Wolf Brosius: in SA as well
1 hr

agree  xxxmilicas
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agree  Heidi Stone-Schaller
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§ 32 StGB Notwehr
Necessary defense


Explanation:
pls see my other answers - the source below provides a link to the full text


    Reference: http://www.iuscomp.org/gla/statutes/StGB.htm
Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 11912

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agree  Deborah Shannon: it's not an equivalent I've ever heard, but it meets the qualification of an *official* translation!
1 hr
  -> Thanks Deborah. This gets us to the classic dilemma whether to remain more firmly attached to the source culture or to make a full transfer to the target (which could again differ acc. to US/UK/AUS etc.)
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