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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Suspension of the Political Rights of Prisoners

Pablo Marshall

Subject(s):
Criminal penalties — Prisons and prisoners — Civil and political rights — Limitations on rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. 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. 2. The institution of suspending the political rights of citizens (...
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