This is a law made to have effect from the past. This form of legislation may be made in civil matters but in relation to criminal law, it is totally prohibited which means no person can be charged for a crime created under a new law when an act constituting the crime under the new law has been done in the past at a time that such act is not a crime at all.
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Retraction Retrenchment Retroactive law Right of action root cause