Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2261-2268
Published online 2013-12-24

Legal entities and criminal law – principles of sanctioning

Věra Kalvodová

Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Veveří 70, 618 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The article deals with the issue of sanctioning of legal entities in connection with corporate criminal liability introduced after 1 January 2012. It provides a characterization of the sanctioning system provided for under the Act No. 418/2011 Coll. on the Criminal Liability of Legal Entities and on Proceedings against Them, and deals with the crucial principles governing the imposition of punishments and the protective measure. It further discusses the modifications of the sanctions with respect to legal entities, mainly as regards the principles of legality, purposefulness, adequacy, personality and subsidiarity of criminal repression.


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