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Notes & Comments (24/03/2007) - Portuguese Courts

Title: Portuguese Courts

Date: 03/24/2007

Subject: The work examines the judgments by the higher Portuguese Courts which refer to the Nice Charter in dealing, in particular, with the questions of equality, non-discrimination and justice.

Original language: Portuguese

Classification: Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 47 Justice: remedy - Justice: effective - Independent and impartial tribunal - Previously established by law - Art. 49 Criminal Law - Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty) - Favor rei - Irretroactivity of criminal law - Proportionality of penalties - Art. 50 Right not to be tried or punished twice in criminal proceedings for the same criminal offence

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Notices: Effectiveness of the Charter
The decisions examined cite the Nice Charter