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Political Rights of Prisoners

Suspension of the Political Rights of Prisoners

In relation to the suspension of the political rights of prisoners and constitutional law, Pablo Marshall[1] made the following observation: The suspension of political rights refers to the temporary loss of rights to political participation and mainly affects those who have committed a criminal offence (prisons and prisoners). It must be clearly differentiated from other forms of political participation eligibility. That is, this suspension only affects those who are holders of political rights and is different, in this regard, from the electoral exclusion of children, people with mental disabilities, and foreign residents. The institution of suspending the political rights of citizens ( (…)


Notes and References

  1. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Pablo Marshall, “Suspension of the Political Rights of Prisoners” (2018, Germany, United Kingdom)

See Also

  • Criminal penalties
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Civil Rights
  • Political Rights
  • Limitations on rights

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