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Article Comparison - Criminal Law Convention on Corruption

Chapter I
Use of terms

Article 1
Use of terms

For the purposes of this Convention:

a. "public official" shall be understood by reference to the definition of "official", "public officer", "mayor", "minister" or "judge" in the national law of the State in which the person in question performs that function and as applied in its criminal law;

b. the term "judge" referred to in sub-paragraph a above shall include prosecutors and holders of judicial offices;

c. in the case of proceedings involving a public official of another State, the prosecuting State may apply the definition of public official only insofar as that definition is compatible with its national law;

d. "legal person" shall mean any entity having such status under the applicable national law, except for States or other public bodies in the exercise of State authority and for public international organisations.