Criminal code

The Old Bailey in London (in 1808) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.

Document that compiles all, or a significant amount of a particular jurisdiction's criminal law.

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Title 18 of the United States Code

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Title 18 of the United States Code is the main criminal code of the federal government of the United States.

Indian Penal Code

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the official criminal code of India.


Unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.

The spiked heads of executed criminals once adorned the gatehouse of the medieval London Bridge.
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Religious sentiment often becomes a contributory factor of crime. In the 1819 anti-Jewish Hep-Hep riots in Würzburg, rioters attacked Jewish businesses and destroyed property.

While many have a catalogue of crimes called the criminal code, in some common law nations no such comprehensive statute exists.

Ex post facto law

Law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the law.

Iustitia ("Lady Justice") is a symbolic personification of the coercive power of a tribunal: a sword representing state authority, scales representing an objective standard and a blindfold indicating that justice should be impartial.

Retroactive criminal sanctions are prohibited by Article 2, Part 1 (Chapter 1) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania.


Strafgesetzbuch (1914)
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Strafgesetzbuch, abbreviated to StGB, is the German penal code.

Czech Republic

Landlocked country in Central Europe.

The Crown of Bohemia within the Holy Roman Empire (1600). The Czech lands were part of the Empire in 1002–1806, and Prague was the imperial seat in 1346–1437 and 1583–1611.
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The 1618 Defenestration of Prague marked the beginning of the Bohemian Revolt against the Habsburgs and therefore the first phase of the Thirty Years' War.
The First Czechoslovak Republic comprised 27% of the population of the former Austria-Hungary and nearly 80% of the industry.
Prague during the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia
Václav Havel, one of the most important figures in the history of the 20th century. Leader of the Velvet Revolution, the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic.
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The Czech Republic is part of the European Single Market and the Schengen Area, but uses its own currency, the Czech koruna.
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The oldest part of Charles University, founded in 1348
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Czech artists developed a distinct cubist style in architecture and applied arts. It later evolved into national Czechoslovak style, rondocubism.
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The Penal Code is effective from 2010.

Penal Code of Brazil

The Old Bailey in London (in 1808) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.

The current Penal Code of Brazil (Código Penal brasileiro) was promulgated in 1940, during the Estado Novo regime in the Vargas Era, and is in effect since January 1, 1942.

Swiss Criminal Code

The Swiss Criminal Code (SR/RS 311, Strafgesetzbuch (StGB), Code pénal suisse (CP), Codice penale svizzero (CP), Cudesch penal svizzer) is a portion of the third part (SR/RS 3) of the internal Swiss law ("Private law - Administration of civil justice - Enforcement") that regulates the criminal code in Switzerland.

Criminal Code of Belarus

Considered illegal to perform inside Belarus.

In the 1999 edition, the Criminal code contains passages of crimes that can be issued capital punishment upon sentencing.

Pakistan Penal Code

The Old Bailey in London (in 1808) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.

The Pakistan Penal Code (Majmū'ah-yi ta'zīrāt-i Pākistān), abbreviated as PPC, is a penal code for all offences charged in Pakistan.