Czech Republic: National Regulations in the Shadow of a Common Past

Kalvodová, Věra and Fryšták, Marek (2022) Czech Republic: National Regulations in the Shadow of a Common Past. In: Criminal Legal Studies. Legal Studies on Central Europe . Central European Academic Publishing, Miskolc, Budapest, pp. 35-70. ISBN 9786156474148; 9786156474155

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This chapter deals with Czech criminal law and its changes after 1989, when the so-called Velvet Revolution took place. The Velvet Revolution initiated a series of democratic social and economic reforms in Czechoslovakia and has subsequently been reflected in Czech legislation. The reform of the criminal branch of law began in 1990. We can distinguish two phases of this reform. The first is the phase of amendments, and the second is the phase of recodification. These changes were implemented through individual amendments or through a complete recodification. Recodification was implemented in 2009 only for the Criminal Code, while criminal proceedings are still regulated by the 1961 Act, which cannot be considered ideal. In this chapter, the reader will be introduced to the basic principles and background of substantive criminal law and criminal procedure law (e.g., criminal liability, criminal sanctions, and the basic principles and subjects of criminal proceedings as well as their stages). Aspects of so-called prison law, which is closely related to criminal sanctions, and aspects of cooperation between judicial authorities will also be discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: K Law / jog > K Law (General) / jogtudomány általában
K Law / jog > KZ Law of Nations / nemzeti jogrendszerek
Depositing User: Beáta Bavalicsné Kerekes
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2022 14:24
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2022 14:24

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