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Keeping political and criminal responsibility separate

Amendment No. 1 | Doc. 13214 | 25 June 2013

Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
2013 - Third part-session
In the draft resolution, replace paragraph 3.5 with the following paragraph:

"national provisions on “abuse of office” should be interpreted narrowly and applied with a high threshold, by reference to additional criteria, such as, in cases involving economic interests, intent of personal gain; they should only be invoked against politicians as the last resort and the level of sanctions should be proportional to the legal offence and not influenced by political considerations;"