Protistátní trestné činy včera a dnes. Sborník z konference



The article describes the legal regulation of high treason in the Act for the Protection of the People’s Democratic Republic, and the practice of its judicial application. The authors innovatively place the issue in a broader historical, philosophical (ethical, or axiological) and methodological context. They are inclined to conclude that the real traitors were not the tried defendants. The necessity of such an adjustment was in itself questionable at the philosophical and ideological level. Its necessity was manifested rather on a political and power-repressive levels. At the same time, should we consider human life and human dignity as inviolable values, regulation and practice of the period under review were unacceptable.