Important Annulment Decision by the Constitutional Court
The Constitutional Court's Decision 2022/120 E., 2023/107 K. annuls paragraphs 5-14 of Article 231 of the Criminal Procedure Code, regarding the deferment of verdict announcement. The Decision, effective from August 1, 2024, addresses issues with defendant consent, victim assurance, and lacks clear regulation on confiscation proceedings. This annulment aims to ensure a fair trial and protect material and moral existence rights. The institution of deferment is also found incompatible with constitutional principles for public officials. The Court's move impacts the deferment of verdict institution, effective from August 1, 2024.