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AT   Austria Implemented   ---
BE   Belgium Implemented   ---
BG   Bulgaria Implemented   ---
HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Jan 2013 -

Criminal code (Official Gazzette No 125/11)

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CY   Cyprus Implemented   ---
CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   1 Jan 2012 -

Act No. 40/2009 Coll., the Criminal Code (in consolidated version), Act No. 418/2011 Coll., on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons and Proceedings against Them, Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code (in consolidated version), Act No. 141/1961 Coll., the Criminal Proceedings Code(in consolidated version), Resolution 2/1993 Coll., Charter on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

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DK   Denmark Implemented   ---
EE   Estonia Planned   process ongoing ---
FI   Finland Implemented   ---
FR   France Implemented   ---
DE   Germany Implemented   31 Mar 2011

Notification by Germany on the implementation of the Framework Decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law

Act of 16/03/2011, Federal Gazette  – Bundesgesetzblatt I 2011, 418 - Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses 2008/913/JI des Rates vom 28. November 2008 zur strafrechtlichen Bekämpfung bestimmter Formen und Ausdrucksweisen von Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit und zur Umsetzung des Zusatzprotokolls vom 28. Januar 2003 zum Übereinkommen des Europarats vom 23. November 2001 über Computerkriminalität betreffend die Kriminalisierung mittels Computersystemen begangener Handlungen rassistischer und fremdenfeindlicher Art

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GR   Greece Implemented   ---
HU   Hungary Implemented   ---
IE   Ireland Implemented   -

Formal notification of compliance with the Framework Decision was referred to the European Commission by the November 2010 deadline. Commission published a report at the end of January 2014 and is to raise outstanding issues on a bi-lateral basis with the Member States. (Click to see the report)

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IT   Italy Implemented   ---
LV   Latvia Implemented   -

Implemented on 12/2009 and additional notification about implementation on 19.03.2010. It is implemented with Articles: 2-4, 12, 20, 48, 70.2 , 70.8, 71. – 72, 74 , 741 , 77, 78, 1491  and 150 of Criminal Law Article: 6 and 7 of Criminal Procedure Law.

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LT   Lithuania Implemented   ---
LU   Luxembourg Implemented   24 Feb 2011

Notification of the transposition by Luxembourg of the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia

Loi du 13 février 2011 portant modification de l’article 457-3 du Code pénal. Publication Mem. A 33 du 21 février 2011

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MT   Malta Implemented   17 Jul 2009 -

Articles 82A-82E, Article 83B, 222A of the Criminal Code, Cap 9,as amended by Act XI of 2009, Act VIII of 2012 (26 June 2012) and Act XXIV of 2014 (1st August 2014)

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NL   Netherlands Implemented   ---
PL   Poland Implemented   -

Polish law already provided for this instrument

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PT   Portugal Implemented   -
  • Law 109/2009 of 15 September
  • Penal Code
  • Law 39/2009 of 30 July
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RO   Romania Implemented   ---
SK   Slovakia Implemented   1 Sep 2009 -

Act no 300/2005 Coll. of 20/05/2005, Criminal Code as amended by the Act no 257/2009 Coll.

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SI   Slovenia Implemented   ---
ES   Spain Implemented   1 Jul 2015 -

Ley Orgánica 1/2015, de 30 de marzo, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal. (New piece of law amending the Penal Code)

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SE   Sweden Implemented   20 Sep 2010 ---
UK   United Kingdom   - ---
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