Protection of constitutional rights – presumptions of innocence and the privilege against self-incrimination in case of guilt recognition

The presumption of innocence is a fundamental constitutional right, whereby the person accused of a criminal offense is presumed innocent until his guilt is determined with a final conviction (Article 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia). The privilege against self-incrimination is inextricably linked with the presumption of innocence, meaning that the person accused of a criminal offense has the right not to incriminate himself or his close family members, or admit guilt (fourth indent of Article 29 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia).

The presumption of innocence is a fundamental constitutional right, whereby the person accused of a criminal offense is presumed innocent until his guilt is determined with a final conviction (Article 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia). The privilege against self-incrimination is inextricably linked with the presumption of innocence, meaning that the person accused of a criminal offense has the right not to incriminate himself or his close family members, or admit guilt (fourth indent of Article 29 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia).