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The non bis in idem rule apply to both criminal and administrative sentences

After being prosecuted and acquitted for the accused were ordered to pay civil penalties for their smuggling offense. Not surprisingly. The Court states a violation of the rule non bis in idem, enshrined in article 4 of protocol 7, which prohibits the courts of one State to pursue, prosecute or criminally punish for the same offense whoever has already been acquitted or convicted by a final ruling.

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A propos Thierry Granturco

Thierry Granturco est avocat aux Barreaux de Paris et de Bruxelles, spécialiste de droit du sport. Il est actif dans le milieu du football professionnel depuis plus de 20 ans après avoir lui-même joué à haut niveau à l'Olympique Lyonnais (OL).

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