Danish Penal Code
The Danish Penal Code also known as The Danish Criminal Code (Danish: Straffeloven) Official full text with links to any later changes is the codification of and the foundation of criminal law in Denmark.
The current Penal Code is law number 126 of April 15, 1930 with later amendments. It came automatically into effect on January 1, 1933 replacing a wide range of previous laws, including the general penalty law of February 10, 1866. Law number 127 of April 15, 1930 describes all previous laws invalidated. It has since be changed or amended a large number of times, especially in the last 15 years, with between 5 and 10 changes each year.
The 1930 Penal Code is based on a series of official reports from 1912, 1917 and 1923.
- (1912) "Betænkning afgiven af Kommissionen nedsat til at foretage et Gennemsyn af den almindelige borgerlige Straffelovgivning" ("Report of the commission to perform a review of the ordinary civil penal legislation").
- (1917) "Betænkning angaaende de af den ... nedsatte Straffelovkommission udarbejdede Forslag ... ", udarbejdet af Carl Torp ("Report regarding the by the ... appointed penal code commission created proposal ... ", prepared by Carl Torp).
- (1923) "Betænkning afgiven af Straffelovskommissionen af 9. November 1917" ("Report from the penal code commission of November 9, 1917").