CURRENT LEGISLATION ON CRIMES OF NEGATION IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC AND CERTAIN OBJECTIONS TO IT (Sucasna pravna uprava popieracich trestnych cinov v Slovenskej republike a niektore vyhrady voci nej)
The author deals with the legislation on crimes of negation in the Slovak Republic in the context of its most recent amendment from the year 2009 and raises certain objections to it. In the first part of the article the author analyses the currently valid legislation: definition of crimes falling under the prohibition of negation, forms of negation, and conditions of the negation for the individual forms of negation, penal rates, and briefly touches upon international documents on which the Slovak legislation is based. In the second part the author points out that the current legislation probably does not meet the principle of legality, is apparently redundant, its influence on suppression of extremism and crime is at least disputable and has further technical deficiencies, which casts doubts on it. Finally he summarised the findings and expresses the belief that adoption of the existing legislation was affected by political rather than professional factors.
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