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Case Law 2312/08, 34179/08 (18/07/2013)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 07/18/2013

Subject: Grand Chamber judgment on the retroactive application of the criminal code of 2003 to two men convicted of war crimes, which was deemed irregular and in violation of article 7 (nulla poena sine lege)

Parties: Maktouf e Damjanović c. Bosnia-Erzegovina

Classification: Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)