ex post facto law

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ex post facto law

n.
A law that retroactively makes criminal an act that was not criminal at the time it was done. In the United States, the passage of such laws is forbidden by the Constitution.
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it had no retrospective effect. Section 311 PPC was incorporated to prevent the complainants from entering into a compromise with the accused and to make the offence non-compoundable.
Except for Zakari, Bank-Olemoh, Odion and Ngelale, all the other appointments take retrospective effect from May 29, 2019.
All the increases in minimum charges have been made to come into force with retrospective effect from July 1, 2019.
Shaw, the erstwhile Under-19 India captain and a member of the Delhi Capitals squad in Indian Premier League, is the most high profile cricketer among the trio whose suspension has started with a retrospective effect from March 16, 2019 and will end at midnight on November 15.
Following this agreement, Tele2 Croatia will be reported separately under discontinued operations in the income statement, with a retrospective effect on previous periods.
Khan said that according to tax laws, any amendment would have a prospective, but not retrospective effect. However, the government is issuing notices for recovery to the taxpayers while misinterpreting the Supreme Court Judgment (2019 SCMR 446).
Welcoming the Chief Guest, President SITE Association Saleem Parekh stressed the need to resolve litigation matters amicably and requested Chairman EOBI to withdraw demand of arrears payments of previous years as the order was implemented from retrospective effect.
The Municipal staff will receive the revised salary as per the 7th pay commission with retrospective effect from April 1, 2016, said a release issued by the Odisha Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the Cabinet approved the protocol with a retrospective effect.
On the issue of why the amendments were not made retrospective in their effect as suggested by state DAP's Kota Sentosa lawmaker Chong Chieng Jen, the deputy chief minister said since the amendments involve criminal penalties, Article 7 of the Federal Constitution prohibits criminal laws from having a retrospective effect.
The government has decided in principle to increase gas prices by 5-7 per cent, involving additional revenue of Rs18 billion to cover losses of the two gas utilities - Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd (SNGPL) - with retrospective effect from 2012-13.
Moreover, PML-N will have to certify that the amendment will have retrospective effect, something the Court may find in itself to strike down.