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Domestic bribery: legal framework

i Complicity in bribery

The Penal Code and the Anti-Corruption Act generally criminalise:

  1. the offering of property or other benefits by a private party to an official for the purpose of inducing the official to act or omit to act, or to delay acting, contrary to the official’s functions; and
  2. the acceptance of, or demand for, property or other benefits by an official for the purpose of inducing the official to act in accordance with the official’s functions or to omit to act, or to delay acting, contrary to the official’s functions.

The Penal Code and the Anti-Corruption Act specifically criminalise:

  1. bribery of public officials, legislators, public prosecutors, judges, inquiry officials, foreign public officials and officials of international organisations;
  2. soliciting or accepting of gifts by public servants, public prosecutors and judges,…

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