Country Sections at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

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Country Sections

The country sections in the Department of Criminal Law at the Institute are made up of individual countries, groups of countries, geographical regions, legal families, or even entire continents. A major focus of the work consists of the continuous monitoring of criminal law developments in those countries, especially within the context of legal reforms, significant court decisions, and important publications.

Because the resources of a Max Planck Institute are limited, not all countries can be covered to the same extent. The sections thus set priorities – with approval of the director of the Department of Criminal Law – and study the individual countries with differing intensities. To see which countries belong to which sections, click on a region in the map above or look at the list below.

North America

The North America Section covers the following countries:

  • USA
  • Canada

Latin America

The Latin America Section covers the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Africa

The Sub-Saharan Africa Section covers the following countries:

  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

Asia

The Asia Section covers the following countries:

  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Macao
  • People's Republic of China
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Oceania

The Oceania Section covers the countries:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Because this section is currently not staffed, these countries are being monitored by the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section.

Middle East

The Middle East Section consists of two Subsections:

The Subsection Turkey, Iran, and the Arab States covers the following countries:

Africa:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia

Asia:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

The Subsection Israel covers the country of Israel.

Europe

The countries of Europe are divided among several sections:
  • The European Union in its entirety is handled by the (Topical) Section European Criminal Law
  • Germany does not have a section of its own. Instead, German criminal law is handled on a project-by-project basis by various staff members.
  • The Austria/Switzerland/Netherlands Section
  • The Nordic Section covers the countries of
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • in Asia:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • in Europe
  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Moldavia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Ukraine
  • Last update: 16 July 2015
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