Germany passed skirt act to secretly photograph skirt bottom or to be included in criminal offence

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 Germany passed skirt act to secretly photograph skirt bottom or to be included in criminal offence


According to reports, Christine Lambrecht, Germanys justice minister, said in a statement: it is a violation of womens private space and degrading to take photos of womens skirts or necklines. But often, these photos are also shared in private chat groups and even used for business communication.

According to the act, it is a criminal offence to take and distribute photos of genitals, buttocks and breasts. The bill still needs to be passed by Parliament before it can enter into force and become law.

Previously, some media pointed out that according to the current German law, in most cases, it is a violation of the order law and only a fine. Only in the process of secretly photographing, the lawbreakers have physical contact with the victims or verbal insults to the victims, can they violate the criminal law.

The act also prohibits the taking and distribution of insulting photographs of the dead and imprisonment for up to two years.

The spread of such pictures will cause additional suffering to the families of the dead, and we must try to reduce it, Lambrecht said

Hanna seide, a film student, is reported to have taken the lead in Germany in petitioning for a ban on secretly filming skirts. Since then, she has secured more than 100000 signatures and pushed for changes in the law. Seth told Reuters that the experience of British woman Gina Martin had inspired her. At a music festival in 2017, Martin was photographed by two men. However, after reporting to the police, the police said that there was no relevant law to restrict the two mens behaviors, so they could only give them verbal warnings. So Martin worked with lawyers for eight months to push for the establishment of the skirt act. Finally, in January 2019, the British Parliament passed the closely watched skirt bill. Source: editor in charge of China News Network: Hua Chengyu

Hanna seide, a film student, is reported to have taken the lead in Germany in petitioning for a ban on secretly filming skirts. Since then, she has secured more than 100000 signatures and pushed for changes in the law.

Seth told Reuters that the experience of British woman Gina Martin had inspired her. At a music festival in 2017, Martin was photographed by two men. However, after reporting to the police, the police said that there was no relevant law to restrict the two mens behaviors, so they could only give them verbal warnings.

So Martin worked with lawyers for eight months to push for the establishment of the skirt act. Finally, in January 2019, the British Parliament passed the closely watched skirt bill.