Croatia: National Regulations in the Shadow of a Common Past

Derenčinović, Davor and Dragičević Prtenjača, Marta (2022) Croatia: 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. 71-98. ISBN 9786156474148; 9786156474155

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Croatia is relatively small country with population of approx. 4 million inhabitants. It is a European country, and is part of the Central and Eastern Europe. The area of the state is 56, 594 km2 by land, and 31,479 km2 by sea (interior waters and territorial sea), in total 88,073 km2 which makes Croatia one of the medium-sized European countries. It was a part of Yugoslavia till 1991. After its inde- pendence, Croatia shifted from socialist regime to democracy, and the law reform followed. Croatia has enacted new Constitution in compliance with all international standards, abolishing the death penalty. In the beginning of its independence, it has taken existing legislature of Yugoslavia, but later it has been working on its own legislature and reform of the judiciary and (criminal) law system. So, in past few decades it has gone through a significant law reform, among other law areas criminal law was also significantly affected and influenced by the state law reform. Many new laws were enacted regulating area of criminal law, as well as the laws regulating some issues relevant for criminal law (both substantive or procedural, and penitentiary as well). The main laws in field of criminal law (in broader sense) are Penal code (subsequently: PC) for Substantive criminal law, Criminal Procedure Act (subsequently: CPA) for Criminal procedural law and Penitentiary Act (subsequently: PA) for Penitentiary law. In this paper (report) will be presented some key information about Croatia, Croatia’s judiciary system and criminal law system and reform.

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 14:26
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2022 14:26

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