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damages for pain and suffering

(Section 253 of the German Civil Code (BGB))
Damages for pain and suffering are money damages. They may be claimed - in addition to damages for material loss - for non-pecuniary (immaterial) loss arising from injuries to a person’s body, health, liberty or for violations of a person’s right to sexual self-determination. Damages for pain and suffering function as both compensation for the pain suffered by the wronged party and as a form of atonement for wrongs done to such a person.

KOK e.V. is being supported
by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

KOK supports the nationwide helpline violence against women. For further information, please visit

„Human Trafficking in Germany – An Overview from a Practical Standpoint”

Link to our new book of the same name

„Human Trafficking“
An animated movie about KOK and its work.