PUA’s Faculty of Legal Studies and International Relations held a seminar on the nature of the principle of criminal legitimacy, and the scope of the criminal provision in terms of time and place.” The seminar tackled numerous points of focus related to the students’ understanding of how the legislative and judicial authorities work in accordance with the legitimacy principle.

The first point was teaching the students that it’s illegal to apply criminal provisions to incidents committed before the law came into effect. In other words, it is prohibited to punish an act criminalized by law that was permissible at the time it was committed.

The second point was the exercise of the judicial jurisdiction of the law in accordance with the principle of state sovereignty. The third, however; was about the degree to which the flag code or the law of the jurisdiction state was applied to crimes committed on board of ships and aircraft