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Life Imprisonment in Serbia
Life Imprisonment in Serbia

Current Legislation, Theoretical Issues, and International Legal Standards

Author(s): Jovana Banović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Kriminalističko-policijski univerzitet
Keywords: life imprisonment; principles of criminal law; parole; pardon; international standards

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this paper is the analysis of the novelties regarding life imprisonment in the Criminal Code of Serbia that have been in force since December 1, 2019. The accent falls on the criminal law dimension of these amendments, especially based on the basic principles and their influence on the whole system according to the other provisions of positive law in Serbia. We give the reasons pro and contra life imprisonment as such and the proposal of its special forms and legal solutions (e. g. life without possibility of parole). Moreover, our review touches upon some legal and philosophical aspects that potentially occur in the adoption and implementation phase, both in the national and international law.

  • Issue Year: 27/2022
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 17-29
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English