Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section B. Individual civil liability
Germany’s Criminal Procedure Code (1987), as amended, provides:
The aggrieved person or his heir may, in criminal proceedings, bring a property claim against the accused arising out of the criminal offence if the claim falls under the jurisdiction of the ordinary courts and is not yet pending before another court, in proceedings before the local court irrespective of the value of the matter in dispute.