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Case Law 66655/13 (14/04/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 04/14/2015

Subject: The judgment according to which the principles that the criminal law may not be applied retroactively and must be foreseeable were not respected in this specific case, since aiding and abetting a mafia-type organisation from the outside did not amount to criminal offence at the time when the actions were committed

Parties: Contrada c. Italia

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