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Our analysis on the imposition of alternative sanctions in the light of domestic legal sources with regard to vulnerable groups

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Váltás magyarra

For the purpose of promoting the Council conclusions on alternative measures to detention: the use of non-custodial sanctions and measures in the field of criminal justice (2019/C 422/06) the Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes part in the project called “The promotion of access to alternatives to imprisonment on an equal basis” funded by the European Union. In this framework, a study has been carried out to identify the relevant national binding and non-binding sources of law, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. The study is available here, in which we explore the following:

  • the causes and problems of the increase in the domestic prison population despite a downward trend in crime,
  • the national mandatory and non-mandatory legal sources on alternative sanctions to imprisonment,
  • the lack of consideration of the specific perspectives of vulnerable groups,
  • qualitative interviews with judges on the sentencing practices in relation to vulnerable social groups,
  • the 56. BK opinion on factors that shall be taken into account when imposing a sentence,
  • and the problems with the 56. BK opinion.




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