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Category: Crimminal law

A next of kin with respect to differences between the genders

A next of kin with respect to differences between the genders

A next of kin in criminal procedure is defined in article 115 § 11 od Penal Code. According to this regulation a next of kin is a spouse, an ascendant, descendant, brother or sister, relative by marriage in the same line or degree, a person being in an adopted relation, as well as his spouse, […]

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A leave from the serving of the penalty of imprisonment

A leave from the serving of the penalty of imprisonment

A leave from the serving of the penalty of imprisonment, may be granted only after start of the detention. It is being granted in case of mental illness or other serious illness which prevents the exercise of that penalty – for the duration of the obstacle. Similarly as in the postponement of execution of a […]

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Postponement of execution of a final sentence of imprisonment

Postponement of execution of a final sentence of imprisonment

As a rule, imprisonment, which was legally imposed should be executed, and a convict placed in a penitentiary institution. Postponement of execution of a final sentence of imprisonment constitutes a derogation from the principle of immediate and continuous execution.

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Parole in Poland

Parole in Poland

Parole may be granted to a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment. The person serving a sentence may be released from serving the balance of the penalty, only when their attitude, personal characteristics, circumstances of the crime and their behaviour after commitment of the crime and during the imprisonment justify the belief that […]

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