Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law No. 2/2021


Dragan Blagić

Faculty of Law, University of Priština temporary settled in Kosovska Mitrovica

Received: August 25th 2021

Accepted: September 30th 2021

UDK: 343.291:343.811-053.26(497.11)

Pages: 131-140


Statutory limitation is the base that leads to the expiration of a criminal sanction after a certain period of time. Since the statute of limitation is determined by the state through legal regulations, it means that in the end it represents a complete waiver of the state's right to punish due to the passage of time. Statute of limitation is given to a public, general social interest. When it comes to criminal sanctions against minors, then we say that educational measures do not become obsolete due to the expiration of a certain period of time from the finality of the decision on their imposition, which corresponds to the nature, character, content and purpose of this type of criminal sanctions. Then the following institutes are applied: a) suspension of execution and replacement of the imposed educational measure with another educational measure (Article 24 of the ZOMUKD) and b) re-decision on educational measures (Article 25 of the ZOMUKD). When it comes to an older juvenile who has been sentenced to juvenile imprisonment for a serious crime, the statute of limitation for the execution of that sentence is defined in the Article 33 of the ZOMUKD.

KEY WORDS: Statutory limitation, punishment, juvenile.

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