The Role of the Ultima Ratio Principle in the Jurisprudence of the Norwegian Supreme Court

Authors

  • Thomas Frøberg University of Oslo

Keywords:

Criminal law, Principle of legality, Thin ice principle, Johs. Andenæs, Derecho penal, principio de legalidad, principio de precaución

Abstract

The article examines how the ultima ratio principle can be used to analyze and criticize the argumentation of the courts in cases concerning the interpretation of criminal statutes.

Este artículo analiza la forma en la que el principio de ultima ratio se puede utilizar para analizar y criticar los argumentos de los tribunales en casos relacionados con la interpretación de la legislación penal.

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Author Biography

Thomas Frøberg, University of Oslo

Thomas Frøberg was born in 1983, and graduated with a masters degree in law from the University of Oslo in 2008. Frøberg has been a research fellow at det Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo since november 10th 2008. He has previously worked as a research assistant at the University and as a high executive officer in the Department of legislation at the Ministry of Justice.

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Published

28-06-2012

How to Cite

Frøberg, T. (2012) “The Role of the Ultima Ratio Principle in the Jurisprudence of the Norwegian Supreme Court”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 3(1), pp. 125–134. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/195 (Accessed: 28 June 2022).

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Section

Part four: Ultima ratio and judicial decision-making