Criminal Procedural Law

Criminal Procedural Law


the branch of law that regulates the activities of agencies of inquiry and preliminary investigation, the procurator, and the court in initiating, investigating, and deciding criminal cases. Criminal procedural law establishes the order and content of criminal court procedure and regulates the legal relations that arise in connection with such procedure, as well as the rights and obligations of agencies conducting criminal proceedings and those of participants in the proceedings. Criminal procedural law is closely connected with criminal law. Within prescribed limits it also makes use of rules of civil law (for instance, a civil claim in a criminal proceeding), family law (such as participation of legal representatives in a proceeding), and administrative law (for example, the application of sanctions against violators of procedural order).

The fundamentals of Soviet criminal procedural law are set forth in the Basic Principles of Criminal Court Procedure of the USSR and the Union Republics, promulgated in 1958. They forbid the assignment of criminal responsibility other than on the basis of and by the procedure prescribed by law, preserve the inviolability of person, and require that judicial proceedings be conducted only by a court and on the basis of equality of all citizens before the law and the court. They guarantee the independence of the judiciary and its subordination only to law, participation of people’s assessors in proceedings, open court sessions and the right to defense, and complete and objective investigation of the circumstances of the case. They also prohibit the soliciting of testimony by force or threats.

The Basic Principles of Criminal Court Procedure and the codes of criminal procedure of the Union republics, adopted on the basis of the Basic Principles, regulate in detail questions concerning proof in a criminal case; the participants in proceedings, the rights and obligations of the participants, and the guarantees of such rights and obligations; and supervision of the execution of law in the criminal process, of the uniformity, order, and content of procedural stages, and of the actions and decisions of bodies conducting the criminal proceedings.

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In our criminal procedural law, we do have the principle that evidence should be obtained legally to be admissible but public order and public policy will always trump everything else.
The awareness sessions also provide workers with an inclusive brief on the criminal procedural law and how to seek support services to protect their rights.
Pursuant to Article (2/381) of Criminal Procedural Law, it is obligatory for the criminal court to refer death penalty cases to the Grand Mufti before passing the death verdict.
By bringing a person to responsibility one may understand solely the case of real presence of a suspected (or accused) person at trial, or it may also include trial in absentia against a person, who is not in Russia to an extent which is permitted by Russian criminal procedural law (part 5 of Art 247 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation).
The Cabinet approved in an extraordinary session held on Sunday to modify the Justice and Accountability Law and the Criminal Procedural Law in regards to confidential informant.
The committee was also briefed on the views and proposals of academics regarding the amendment to the Omani Criminal Law and the Criminal Procedural Law to amend both laws or to develop a new law consistent with the Basic Law of the State and to overcome the shortcomings and problems in the existing laws.
Daranga, Niculae Alin (2012), Romanian Criminal Procedural Law.
Civil rights lawyers demanded changing the charges to espionage, which may result in the death penalty if the accused are found guilty, according to the Egyptian Criminal Procedural Law.
The committee also discussed a draft law amending some articles of Decree-Law 4 for the year 2001 on preventing money laundering amended by Decree Law 54 for the year 2006 on Criminal Procedural Law by adding article (21) to include representatives of Justice and Interior Ministries.
Criminal procedural law is the set of guidelines and requirements we follow as decisions are made concerning those who are alleged to have broken the substantive law.
Moreover, the EC "as a general principle" does not have competence on criminal matters or criminal procedural law, they added.
Moreover, the EC 'as a general principle' does not have competence on criminal matters or criminal procedural law, they added.

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