The German government, like that of other European powers and its predecessors in Prussia and elsewhere in Germany, established consular courts with extra-territorial jurisdiction. The Prussian court was particularly active in Shanghai, as to which see China and Japan.
The Sunday Times (London), 22 October 1911
GERMAN COLONIAL COURT.
CHECK TO GOVERNMENT SCHEME.
The Reichstag at its sitting to-day discussed a Bill for the establishment of a Colonial Consular Court. The measure contained a provision that a Supreme Court for Colonial Consular Affairs should be constituted, with its seat in Berlin, and that it should consist if four judges and an administrative official from the Foreign Office. ... The Bill was eventually adopted on the second reading. - Reuter.