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Article Comparison - European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

Part I
Definitions

Article 1

For the purposes of this Convention:

a. “offence” comprises acts dealt with under the criminal law and those dealt with under the legal provisions listed in Appendix I to this Convention on condition that where an administrative authority is competent to deal with the offence it must be possible for the person concerned to have the case tried by a court;

b. “proceedings” means any procedure instituted in respect of an offence;

c. “judgment” means any final decision delivered by a criminal court or by an administrative body as a result of a procedure instituted in pursuance of one of the legal provisions listed in Appendix I;

d. “sanction” means any punishment or measure incurred or pronounced in respect of an offence.