Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2983-2988
Published online 2013-12-24

Selected aspects of criminal liability of legal persons

Eva Žatecká

Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Veveří 70, 611 80 Brno, Czech Republic

This paper will address issues of corporate criminal liability in terms of enterprises. Criminal liability of legal persons is now a major problem that must deal the enterprises with. The contribution points out the major issues associated with this topic when the legal person may be held criminally responsible and how we can prevent such criminal liability. This issue arises with several questions that need to be pointed out. For example, what are the conditions of the criminal liability of the enterprises, which criminal offenses can be committed, or is it possible to prevent such criminal responsibility, etc. These issues will be the subject of discussion and contribution to current findings. The issue is very new; we have the new act on criminal liability of legal persons effective from 1st January 2012, so the author hopes this paper brings some new solutions and possible matters for discussions.


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