Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia nad Prawem

Czy powrót ustawowego bezprawia?

Pietrzykowski, Tomasz

Uniwersytet Śląski

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Constitutional crisis confronts legal practice with philosophical problems that normally may seem abstract or even purely academic. Among those, there is a question of material (content-dependent) criteria of legal validity, namely whether legal norms may actually have any content and remain binding elements of the law. It becomes palpable due to the legislative initiatives to decriminalize some violations of law committed by governmental officials. Such regulation deserves discussion in the light of theoretical conceptions of the claim to correctness (justice, righteousness) as a necessary feature of each act of enacting or applying the law. Arguably, even weaker conception of such claim, relying on the correctness relative to the public morality reflected in the fundamental values and principles of the positive law, is sufficient to challenge the potential presumption of validity of such decriminalizing provisions entailed by their possible formally accurate enactment.


Journal Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia nad Prawem 
Volume 14 
Issue 4 
Issue date 12/2022 
Type Article 
Language pl
Pagination 29–44
DOI 10.7206/kp.2080-1084.555
ISSN 2080-1084
eISSN 2450-7938