Influence of the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court on the criminal procedure

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Abstract

The author of the paper considers the influence of the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court as the only official entity entitled to interpret the Constitution on the criminal procedure. The paper contains the review the following three trends of impact of the constitutional jurisprudence: influence on the legislature in criminal procedure law, influence on the practice of implementation of criminal procedural law and on the science of criminal procedural law. The paper mostly relies on the works by professionals in the field of constitutional law, including publications by prof. dr. Juozas Žilys, the first Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania and the former dean of the Law Faculty of Mykolas Romeris University, as the area of criminal procedure has so far included only several publications, the direct objective of which was to study issues on the constitutionalisation of criminal procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1078
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutionalisation of criminal procedure

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