Administration of Justice

Federal Ministry of Justice

German only. Provides information on justice institutions and the justice process in Austria as well as numerous publications to download.

Corruption & Fraud

Cybercrime Legislation - Country Profile

These profiles have been prepared within the framework of the Council of Europe’s Project on Cybercrime in view of sharing information on cybercrime legislation and assessing the current state of implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime under national legislation.

Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption

The BAK is an institution of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior and has nationwide jurisdiction in the prevention of and the fight against corruption, the close cooperation with the Public Prosecutor's Office for Corruption (KStA) and security police and criminal police cooperation with foreign and international anti-corruption institutions. Publications, downloads and links are available. In English and German.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Austria.

Juvenile Justice

Why they desist: understanding the life works of young people involved in crime

The aim of this study is to utilize the views and perceptions of young people who have participated in offending in order to get some firsthand ideas about why, and how, young people "desist" from offending. Twenty-five young people with a conviction history were interviewed to gather insights into the ways in which they made the decision to either re-offend or to move away from criminal activity.

Law & the Courts

Austria Legal System and Laws: A Brief Overview

This is an online guide to Austrian legal research.  Information is provided on public law, private law, criminal law and the Austrian court system.

BPD Austria

Furnishes the reader with a background of the legal system in Austria including the parliament, jurisdiction of courts and an account of how laws are made in Austria. German and English.

Guide to Law Online, Austria

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Republik Osterreich Bundeskanzleramt

The Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria (RIS) is a computer-assisted information system for Austrian law. The database covers federal and state law. Some descriptions are in English.

Supreme Court of Justice and the Procurator General's Office

This site provides information extensive information on the form, function and history of both the Supreme Court and Procurator General's Office. In English and German

Police & Law Enforcement

Austrian Police

German only. Provides access to local police offices.