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impunity

noun absolution, acquittal, amnesty, dispensation, escape, exemption, exemption from judgment, exemption from penalty, exemption from punnshment, freedom, freedom from judgment, freedom from penalty, freedom from punishment, immunity, impunitas, liberation, license, nonliability, pardon, prerogative, privilege, protection, reprieve

IMPUNITY. Not being punished for a crime or misdemeanor committed. The impunity of crimes is one of the most prolific sources whence they arise. lmpunitas continuum affectum tribuit delinquenti. 4 Co. 45, a; 5 Co. 109, a.

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Security agencies are hirelings in this coalition of impunity.
My humble advice to them is to continue with that spirit of zero tolerance for indiscipline, impunity and unconstitutionality.
For democracy, impunity must be dismantled and every politician with any understanding of politics knows this.
In the Impunity Law Firm Case, for example, proceedings ground to a standstill for more than a year after defense attorneys put forward five recusal petitions.
The forum is one of the various activities held in various countries of the world, as part of the UN Plan of Action for the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of impunity.
Using Thailand as a case in point, this study argues that state formation is accomplished through the production of impunity, defined here as the persistent failure to secure accountability for state violence that accompanies the suppression of criticism of the government.
These are the modern ways of increasing productivity rather than adopting a culture of impunity, and the civil servant thinking 'no matter what I do it is a given that I will never be held accountable'," Michaelides said.
And there must be a clear and unequivocal commitment by the Pakistani authorities to end impunity for attacks on journalists,' said Omar Waraich, Deputy South Asia Director at Amnesty International.
We can all expect these judicial 'miracles' of impunity to become the new normal, in line with the unprecedented impunity promoted and perpetrated by the strongman and dictator-in-waiting Duterte,' the senator said.
CORRUPTIONBecause of the culture of corruption and impunity, the overlapping drivers know the most that can happen if they get stopped by the police is to part with that spare Sh100 or Sh200.
Duterte turned the tables on the NPA for its double talk on issues related to crime and impunity.
He called for the need to combine the efforts of all parties to implement the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture, including concrete measures to end impunity and practices undermining physical integrity of citizens.