Ex Post Facto

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Ex Post Facto

Describing anything, especially a law, that is applied retroactively. For example, a law criminalizing a certain action, which was passed on November 20, 2010, but gives the state the power to prosecute offenders retroactively to January 1, 2010, is an ex post facto law. Many jurisdictions do not permit their governments to enact ex post facto laws, at least in criminal cases.
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The Cabinet considered and gave its ex-post facto approval for signing and approval for ratification of the agreement on cooperation to combat Narcotic Drugs Trafficking Psychotropic Substances and Precursors between Pakistan and Italy.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today has given its ex-post facto approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cambodia for cooperation in the field of tourism with an aim to promoting bilateral tourism between the two countries.
She said the Cabinet discussed and granted Ex-Post Facto approval to the release of financial support of Rs 65 billion to PEPCO in order to improve the supply of electricity to the people.
The Cabinet announced that it has granted its ex-post facto approval for capital infusion of ?
Ex-post facto approval was granted for signing of an a agreement on donation in the field of health between health ministries of Turkey and Pakistan.