Criminal responsibility age limit now 12 in Hungary

The Hungarian government changed the age limit for criminal prosecution, which was set to 12 years in certain cases. Another demagogue populistic measure without the intent of solving the real problems of the society. Beside homicide and some similar acts, robbery and despoliation will be punished earlier as well:

http://www.politics.hu/20120627/justice-ministry-rejects-unicef-criticism-of-new-criminal-code-provisions-on-youthful-offenders/

And for the age limit of certain countries see

http://www.pmg.org.za/docs/2003/appendices/030310minimumage.htm

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Workshop on the Lisbon Treaty

We had a nice little workshop with some excellent scholars from Germany – Prof. Nettesheim from Tübingen and Prof. Bien from Würzburg. I spoke about the fragmentation of EU contract law provisions and the chances of unification (pls find my ppt slides below).

PPT – contract law fragmentation