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Criminal Code

A criminal code (or penal code) is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law. Typically a criminal code will contain offences which are recognised in the jurisdiction, penalties which might be imposed for these offences and some general provisions (such as definitions and prohibitions on retroactive prosecution).

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Canadian Anti-racism Education And Research Society - Lobbying Initiatives
... General in each province to lay charges under the Criminal Code since the consent of the AG is a required before charges under the Criminal Code of Canada for the production and distribution of hate propaganda and ... made to then for the production or distribution of hate propaganda under the Criminal Code ... However, no charges were laid against the Klan under the Criminal Code ...
Stuart Copeland - Gordon Nuttall
... lied to the Committee, then an offence under Section 57 of the Queenslands Criminal Code ... the Attorney-General prosecute Nuttall under section 57 of the Criminal Code ... with as Premier Beattie recalled Parliament to revoke the relevant section of the Criminal Code so Parliament could deal with such matters itself under contempt of parliament provisions ...
Criminal Code - By Country
... Australian criminal codes (The states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia do not use codes the Commonwealth is in transition.) Criminal Code of Belarus ... Criminal Code of Finland French Penal Code German Criminal Code Hungarian Penal Code in English, status of 18 August 2005 Operative Hungarian Penal Code Indian Penal Code Iranian Criminal Code Iraqi Penal Code ... Mexican Penal Code, enacted on August 14th, 1931 ...
Computer Crime In Canada - Canadian Computer Crime Laws - Criminal Offences Contained in The Convention On Cybercrime (November 23, 2001) - Laws and Bills
... Bill C-46 Criminal Code of Canada Section 342 of the Criminal Code of Canada deals with theft, forgery of credit cards and unauthorized use of computer Section 184 of the Criminal Code of Canada deals ...
Law Of Azerbaijan - Criminal Law
... The current Criminal Code of Azerbaijan came into force in September 2000, replacing the older Criminal Code of 1960 which had been based on the principles of Soviet ... Article 1 of the Criminal Code states that "the Criminal legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan consists of this Code ... New laws defining criminal responsibility are subject to inclusion in this Code" this is characteristic of civil law legal systems such as France and Italy ...

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