Principle of no punishment without law

Protects individuals from being prosecuted for actions that were not crimes at the time they were committed. Similarly, the sentence imposed cannot be greater than the one that was mandated at the time that the crime was committed.

Rights and Duties

accused; criminal procedure; nulla poena sine lege; rule of law

Survey Questions
Does the constitution mention nulla poena sine lege or the principle that no person should be punished without law?

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