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NCJ Number: 161956 Find in a Library
Title: Should a Penal Sentence Be Executed After the Repeal of the Penal Statute According to Which the Sentence Was Pronounced? (From Kriminalistisk Institut Arbog 1995, P 173-185, 1995, Lene Ravn, ed.)
Author(s): L Ravn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
Sale Source: Rosenborggade 17
Copenhagen University
Kriminalistisk Institut
1453 Copenhagen K,
Denmark
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: Danish
Country: Denmark
Annotation: The author discusses whether a penal sentence should be executed when the penal statute according to which the sentence was pronounced has been repealed due to decriminalization of a previously criminalized act.
Abstract: The Danish Penal Code is examined against the background of the rule forbidding retroactive penal laws, as laid down in Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Section 3 of the Danish Penal Code. According to Article 7 and Section 3, a penal sentence executed after the penal statute has been repealed can be annulled under certain conditions, and these conditions are discussed. 28 references and 27 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Denmark; European Convention on Human Rights; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign criminal codes; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; Foreign policies; Foreign sentencing; World criminology
Note: Institute of Criminology Series
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