Presidential pardon and the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in Hungary

  1. Anita Nagy



This article introduces the Hungarian Presidential pardon and new compulsory Presidential pardon system. It is based on research carried out in the Ministry of Justice at the Pardon Department, where several dozen petition pardons were analysed.
In connection with the compulsory Presidential pardon the article examines the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, which has condemned Hungary for its adoption of real (whole) life imprisonment. Results from a study of petitions for pardon are given.


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Nowa Kodyfikacja Prawa Karnego

38, 2015

Pages from 155 to 165

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