decriminalization


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de·crim·i·nal·ize

 (dē-krĭm′ə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. de·crim·i·nal·ized, de·crim·i·nal·iz·ing, de·crim·i·nal·iz·es
To reduce or abolish criminal penalties for: decriminalize the use of marijuana.

de·crim′i·nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decriminalization - legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
criminalisation, criminalization - legislation that makes something illegal; "the criminalization of marijuana"
Translations

decriminalization

[ˌdiːˈkrɪmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ndespenalización f

decriminalization

[ˌdiːkrɪmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] decriminalisation (British) n [cannabis, drugs, homosexuality, prostitution] → dépénalisation f

decriminalization

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In 2012, Scutari sponsored a decriminalization bill that would have reduced penalties from jail time to a $50 fine for possessing an ounce-and-a-half or less.
Although the journalists' guild expected the law on decriminalization of defamation to reduce fines and verdicts against journalists, it appears that the opposite is happening.
Daut Dauti comments for Dnevnik that Macedonian journalists led a war for decriminalization of the slander for several years and now with a draft-law on media, but somewhere along the way the case "Kezarovski" caught them unprepared.
The reports, compiled by a team of experts from each of the member states, analyze the state of drug trafficking in the region and put forward various scenarios that illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of following different paths, including decriminalization and legalization.
DECRIMINALIZATION AND ITS POSITIVE IMPACT: NEW ZEALAND CASE STUDY
The report describes recent experiments with decriminalization and advocates a shift in policy from criminal sanctions to legal regulation.
According to her, the first issue is the set of laws referring to elections, which are largely harmonized with the OSCE/ODIHR recommendations; the second is the law on decriminalization of defamation and libel, which is harmonized with the Council of Europe; and the third is the report referring to the Ohrid Framework Agreement implementation.
If we accept that prostitution will exist despite laws and moral condemnation, then perhaps we should consider the implications of decriminalization, regulation or stricter criminal laws.
The agreement on decriminalization of slander signed by the Association of Journalists and the Government contains the best practices from the countries in the region and international community as well as advice from EU officials, PM Nikola Gruevski assessed and call on the journalists to support this solution.
Recent gender studies about criminality have tended to focus on the decriminalization of same sex relationships or on controversies about a woman's right to choose an abortion.
New Delhi, Feb 28 ( ANI ): The Government of India has taken a stand today in the Supreme Court in favour of decriminalization gay sex.
The remaining papers discuss such topics as brothel operators' experiences of decriminalization, continuing regulation by local authorities, the Christchurch School of Medicine study on the impact of the PRA, public health authorities' experience of implementation, the media and the PRA, issues of risk and risk management in sex work in the post-PRA environment, and the impact of the PRA on stigma towards sex workers and sex work.