PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE PRINCIPLE NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

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B. Yavors’kyi

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv,

Universytetska Str. 1, UA – 79000 Lviv, Ukraine

tel. (032) 239-47-40

The presumption of innocence is one of the „favor defensionis” in criminal procedure. In the

article on the basis of the analyzed legislation, judicial practice and core literature, the author

draws an attention to the issues of its functioning. The author comes to the conclusion that the

existing definition of the presumption of innocence needs improvement. The necessity to make

some changes and amendments to the national legislation has been substantiated.

Key words: presumption of innocence, criminal liability, culpability.

Стаття надійшла до редколегії 01.10.2008

Прийнята до друку 01.11.2008

ВІСНИК ЛЬВІВ. УН-ТУ VISNYK LVIV UNIV.

Серія юридична. 2008. Вип. 47. С. 283–285 Law Series. 2008. № 47. P. 283–285

© Коссак В., 2008