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Участието на съдебните заседатели в първоинстанционното производство
Participation of jurors at first instance criminal trial

Author(s): Daniela Dimitrova
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law
Published by: Институт за държавата и правото - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Criminal procedure law; sentence; jurors

Summary/Abstract: In the new history of Bulgaria, the legal institute of the jurors has always existed since 1878, with the exception of the period between the two world wars (1922-1944). Jurors perform an important state and public role, and their involvement in the criminal trial is seen as a guarantee for the fairness and impartiality of this proceedings. This report examines the participation of jurors at first instance criminal trial.