A terhelt emberi jogai és a büntetőeljárás egyes alapelvei

Lichtenstein András: A terhelt emberi jogai és a büntetőeljárás egyes alapelvei. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : publicationes discipulorum iurisprudentiae, (1). pp. 305-337. (2018)

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As the title indicates, this essay focuses on the connections between the international human rights and the principles of the Hungarian criminal procedure. Apart from being interdisciplinary because of its topic, it also concerns multiple aspects of the criminal procedure itself, such as the governing principles affecting the legal status of the defendant and also the framework of the legal remedies. The author considers how the definition of the term “defendant” differs in the international human right treaties from the one used in the national procedural laws and notes that a broad interpretation is needed. As for the human rights, procedural rights are mainly set out under the right to a fair trial as its elements, such as the right to trial by court and the right to legal remedies, the right to defence, the right to be presumed innocent, the right to silence (also the privilege of self-incrimination), the right to use one’s native language and the publicity of the criminal procedure. All of these affect the legal status of the defendant and are fundamental procedural norms of the Hungarian criminal justice system as well. To each above stated principle a problem is identified and examined by the author where there is a chance for a possible human rights violation to be committed against the defendant by the national law enforcement agencies and courts. Given the fact that decisions of international human right bodies (such as the ECHR) may result a review of the very criminal procedure in which human rights have been violated, they might be seen as extraordinary forums for remedies outside the criminal justice system. Thus providing a possibility to administer justice with the protection of procedural rights even when the national criminal justice system and its principles originally failed to do so.

Item Type: Article
Other title: The human rights of the defendant and certain principles of the Hungarian criminal procedure
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : publicationes discipulorum iurisprudentiae
Date: 2018
Volume: 1
ISSN: 2560-2802
Page Range: pp. 305-337
Language: Hungarian, English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/70815/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Büntetőeljárás, Büntetőjog
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2020. Dec. 03. 10:18
Last Modified: 2023. Mar. 10. 14:07
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/70845

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