Penal law perspectives on present day right-wing extremismThe first part of the assignment deals with the definition of right-wing extremism and its development after 1945. This retrospect follows the present day perspective of right-wing extremism. At this, besides ?skinheads?, where comparisons with foreign scenes are drawn, and ?fraternities? a glace is taken at the ?Österreichischer Turner Bund? (?Austrian gymnast union?), the ?Ring Freiheitlicher Jugend? (?Circle of liberal youth?) and at the ?Bund Freier Jugend? (?Union of free youth?). The backgrounds of the particular ?organisation? in conjunction with their extreme right elements will be described. A further topic of discussion is the ?Freiheitliche Partei Österreich? (?Liberal party of Austria?), which has announced its extreme right attitude in the past and in the present. Besides a short digest on the history of development of the FPÖ, the role of its former leader , Dr. Jörg Haider, is also examined.After this ?general? thematic block about right-wing extremism, the penal aspects of right-wing extremism are elaborated in ?right-wing extremism and penal law?. A big part of this topic is held by the explanation of the relevant legal norms. Besides § 283 StGB there is also reviewed the ?Verbotsgesetz? (right-wing extremism prohibition law).Afterwards I will explore the current circumstances of right-wing extremism in Austria. Next to a general overlook on the hegemonic situation, the manner and the acting of skinheads and ?neo-nazis? in Austria are outlined. After that I will examine with the activities of the national security agencies and their battle against right-wing extremism.In the end the sentences of the last years due to indoctrination according to § 283 StGB and the historical re-enacting according to §§ 3a ff VG will be evaluated and displayed. Concluding I will discuss the development and the tendency of right-wing extremism in Austria.