Boiata: Ignorance of a country’s background information does not excuse judges – ignorantia facti non excusat

There is an old legal maxim in latin that confirms the principal, “ignorance of the law does not excuse” (ignorantia iuris non excusat). On the other hand there is a principle that the court or the judge has to know the law, iura novit curia. One is entitled to expect that the judges know what they are doing and what laws they are applying to various cases.

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