Heyday of autocratic legalism in Slovakia

Steuer, Max (2024) Heyday of autocratic legalism in Slovakia. Verfassungsblog.

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On 8 February 2024, Slovakia’s parliament approved an amendment to its criminal code and associated legislation that, if it comes into effect, will significantly reduce the prescription periods for various crimes including rape, the penalties for others, and abolish the Special Prosecutor’s Office. Despite a narrative claiming to commit to restorative justice by reducing lengths for prison sentences and implementing a more diverse set of conviction options, the legislative changes perpetuate violence through (autocratic) legalism on the vast majority of the Slovak population, and especially those vulnerable to abuses of power. This assault on the criminal legal system in Slovakia by the ruling illiberal coalition is expected to put the Constitutional Court under pressure

Item Type: Article in News Papers and Magazine
Keywords: Slovakia | Criminal Legislation | Amendment | Rape
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2024 11:15
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 11:15
Official URL: https://verfassungsblog.de/heyday-of-autocratic-le...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7355


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