Imprescriptibility


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Im`pre`scrip`ti`bil´i`ty


n.1.The quality of being imprescriptible.
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h) The principle of imprescriptibility according to which the right to pension is not prescribed;
Although the prescriptions and the doctrine of the Ancien Regime give no precision about the affiliations of the furniture to the Crown domain, the civil court judge of Blois noted in 1800 that "it has never been doubtful, in the former French monarchy, that the principles of inalienability and imprescriptibility of the Crown's domain applied to chattels and to the land; that if the former prescriptions, especially that of 1556, concern only land, one cannot conclude that chatties are affected by inalienability and imprescriptibility".
The most recent finding said that the imprescriptibility of that type of crime-- something which its ruling show, the Uruguayan SCJ does not accept--is one of the only ways that international society has to not let the most atrocious crimes committed in the past go unpunished, which offends the conscience of all humanity and are transmitted from one generation to the next.
Beyond these, the doctrine also recognized its imprescriptibility and its nature of being anabsolute right, therefore considered to be erga omnes--generating a liability by which all other persons must abstain themselves from injuring, or from representing any injure threat, to any of the rights of personality, in the terms of the legal system in force.
To a large extent, I would say that in a field that is dominated by political and moral preoccupations, this eternal present is the result of the imprescriptibility of the crime of colonization.