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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He said instead of terminating all such employees or initiating an inquiry against them, the PEF board of directors held a meeting on May 13, 2016, and gave exemption to all such employees giving them a legal protection with retrospective effect so that no disciplinary action could be taken against them in future as well.
Karachi -- SITE Association of Industry has condemned the reports appearing in the Press that the government has decided in principle to increase gas prices by 5-7 percent to cover losses with retrospective effect from 2012-13.
Shoaib said that instead of terminating all such employees or initiating inquiry against them, the PEF Board of Directors held a meeting on 13 May 2016 and gave exemption to all such employees to give them legal protection with retrospective effect so that no disciplinary action could be taken against them in future as well.
Mungantiwar also said that an allocation will be made in the 2018-19 state budget for the payment of salary difference with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
Ogra emphasised that it would not be practicable to assess the performance of Sui gas companies based on study recommendations with retrospective effect.
He said that the Action in Aid of Civil Power was promulgated in 2011 but given retrospective effect from 2008 to enable the security agencies bring into the open for trial those detained by them for years.
Reputedly, this split will be conducted as a partial, tax-exempt demerger of NKT A/S, which, for accounting purposes, will have retrospective effect as of 1 January 2017.
The Hospital Authority (HA) today (July 26) announced the service fee increase of nearly 4 per cent for Participating Service Providers (PSPs) in the General Outpatient Clinic (GOPC) Public-Private Partnership Programme (PPP) from $3,034 to $3,155 per patient per year at the maximum with retrospective effect from July 1, 2017.
The Senate amended the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953, on Monday empowering the Air Force to reopen cases against its retired officers with retrospective effect.
The ministry of finance claimed this amount should be passed on to consumers, but laws and procedures did not allow past settlements with retrospective effect, as reported by Nepra.
Referring to the August 4 order of the High Court that stamped the primacy of the L- G in the city administration, Kejriwal said the order cannot have retrospective effect.
The textile millers have strongly objected to the imposition of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) with retrospective effect, saying that the government is burdening the industry with innovative surcharges and taxes one after another.