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Government: In the case of rape, the current statute of limitations should apply – what does it mean according to Marína Gálisová | | .a week

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Government: In the case of rape, the current statute of limitations should apply – what does it mean according to Marína Gálisová |  |  .a week

for crimes such as rape or sexual abuse, the current statute of limitations of 20 years should apply. This follows from the amendment to the Criminal Code, which was approved by the government on Thursday. At the same time, he proposes to the parliament to approve the amendment in a shortened legislative procedure.

“Aware of the social order, the aim of the proposed bill is to preserve the existing legal regulation of the abolition of criminality in the case of crimes against life and health, crimes against freedom and human dignity, crimes against the family and youth, and crimes against other rights and freedoms due to the statute of limitations,” the Ministry of Justice clarified.

The existing statute of limitations should therefore apply to these crimes, especially the 20-year period in the case of crimes for which the Penal Code allows a prison sentence of at least ten years. Among such crimes are mainly murder, killing, bodily harm, gross coercion, smuggling, rape, sexual violence, sexual abuse, abuse of a close person and trusted person, human trafficking, kidnapping and production of child pornography.

The government proposes that the amendment take effect from March 15, i.e. the same date on which the major amendment to the Criminal Code approved on February 8 is to enter into force. “Formally and legally, this will prevent the statute of limitations of criminal prosecutions from occurring in the case of running statutes of limitation for defined crimes, respectively, it will prevent the shortening of the statute of limitations in the case of these crimes in the future,” the government cabinet explained.

Marína Gálisová’s comment:

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The so-called “small amendment” approved by the government is, as the government itself admits, an attempt to comply with a social order. The government has thus realized and admitted that a large part of the public is against crimes against life, health and dignity of people being punished less severely than they have been so far. But be careful, this small amendment does not change anything at all about the essence of the major amendment to the Criminal Code, because the essence of the major amendment is the reduction of penalties for corruption, crimes against property – either the property of individuals or the property of a community of taxpayers – both Slovak and European . The so-called major amendment has as its main goal that specific people close to this coalition, people like Norbert Bödör and many others, never have to fear prosecution for what they have committed – and for what they may commit in the future, they will not be punished not at all, or only very lightly. And about that social order: a large part of the public is also against reducing the penalties for corruption, which remain untouched by the small amendment – and the government is no longer responding to this order. He can’t, of course. Her people are impatient.

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