375. Favourable changes in the law.

There is international consensus around the view that the application of the most lenient criminal law, even one enacted after the commission of the offence, is a fundamental principle of criminal law1, and Article 7 therefore guarantees that where there are differences between the criminal law in force at the time of the commission of the offence and subsequent criminal laws enacted before a final judgment is rendered, the courts must apply the law whose provisions are most favourable to the defendant