Amnesty – in most jurisdictions, this term refers to a specific right, given by the Constitution to the President, or the Parliament to release from punishment against certain individuals for crimes they have initially been charged about. Usually, the Parliament issues an amnesty, while the President issues a pardon. The difference between these two is that the amnesty proclaims that there will be no criminal charges for certainly committed crimes. On the other hand, a pardon releases convicted criminal from taking the jail punishment.

See also “Remissible punishment”

See also “Pardon”

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