Principle of no punishment without law
- Protects individuals from being prosecuted for actions that were not crimes at the time they were committed. Similarly, the sentence imposed cannot be greater than the one that was mandated at the time that the crime was committed.
- Rights and Duties
- accused; criminal procedure; nulla poena sine lege; rule of law
- Survey Questions
- Does the constitution mention nulla poena sine lege or the principle that no person should be punished without law?