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Absorbţia naturală a infracţiunilor în dreptul român
Natural absorption of offences in Romanian law

Author(s): George-Cristian Ioan
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: natural absorption; complex crimes; plurality of crimes; gravity; legal unity; natural unity;

Summary/Abstract: Sometimes, although substantial provisions establish that a certain factual conduct fulfils the requirements for several crimes, in practice, establishing criminal liability in such a manner seems too drastic. However, the principle of mandatory prosecution does not allow a large (or sufficient) margin of appreciation for the prosecutor to establish whether an auxiliary crime, of reduced gravity, should be prosecuted. The theory of natural absorption seems a solution, based in substantial law, to treat such issues. However, legal scholars do not usually treat this substantial institution in a complex manner. Thus, it seems to be applied on a case by case basis, with no clear guidelines. Hereby study aims at providing a set of general rules concerning natural absorption. In the first part, the contemporary theories concerning the institution will be assessed. In the second part, a set of rules will be established, aimed to have a general applicability. Finally, the aforementioned rules will be illustrated by applying them to an issue widely contested by several important legal scholars.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 41-55
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Romanian