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Agreement Upon Guilt and Punishment as a Tool for Safeguarding Rights of the Accused
Podliska, Vojtěch ; Gřivna, Tomáš (advisor) ; Bohuslav, Lukáš (referee)
The vast majority of all criminal cases is dealt by so-called diversions of criminal proceedings as the alternative way of dealing with criminal cases. The diploma thesis deals with an agreement on guilt and punishment, which can be considered as this type of special criminal proceedings. Although plea bargaining (agreement on guilt and punishment) is quite a new topic to the Czech legal system, it is often discussed among scholars. In the thesis, I will describe plea bargaining concerning its impact on the rights of the accused. The thesis is divided into 10 chapters, including an introduction and a conclusion. In the beginning (chapters 1 and 2), I will focus on the description of diversions of criminal proceedings as well as plea bargaining. In the chapter 3, I will describe the legal regulation of plea bargaining under the Czech Code of Criminal Procedure. Then, I will focus on the specific areas of plea bargaining having the greatest impact on the rights of the accused, especially the role of the court of law in plea bargaining, its application within the framework of cases with multiple accused and securing of free will of the accused in entering into plea agreement (chapters 4-9). The final part contains legislative proposals de lege ferenda and conclusion (chapters 9 and 10). The outcome of...

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