Abolition is the renunciation of the prosecution in an individual case or the renunciation of an imminent criminal proceeding by an administrative act; since this is contrary to the principle of legality, abolition in a state governed by the rule of law can only take place on the basis of special legal provisions.

Term-Nr.: 2

German: Abolition (5)

Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020

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