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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2012)208 (22/05/2012)

Type: Acts of the European Union: Resolution on an EU approach to criminal law

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 05/22/2012

Subject: The European Parliament recalls that criminal law must fully respect the fundamental rights of suspected, accused or convicted persons; it recognises the importance of the other general principles governing criminal law, such as: the principle of individual guilt, the principle of legal certainty, the principle of non-retroactivity and of lex mitior, the principle of ne bis in idem and the principle of the presumption of innocence.

Classification: Justice - Art. 48 Presumption of innocence - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty) - Art. 50 Right not to be tried or punished twice in criminal proceedings for the same criminal offence

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