Obstruction of Justice
  • Sectors

    • • Public officials
  • Offending Involves

    • • promising/offering/giving undue advantage
  • In Order To

    • • Interfere with the exercise of official duties by a justice or law enforcement official

Saint Lucia

Criminal Code

 Article 410 - 416

Entry into Force Date:

2005-01-01
 

UNTOC Articles

  • Organized Crime Convention

  • Article 23 : Criminalization of obstruction of justice
  • Article 8 : Criminalization of corruption
  • Article 9 : Measures against corruption
  • Trafficking in Persons Protocol

  • Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

  • Firearms Protocol

    Original Text

    410. CORRUPTION OF OR BY VOTER, OR JUROR

    (1) A person commits the offence of corrupting a juror or voter in respect of the duties of his or her office or in respect of his or her vote if he or she attempts directly or indirectly to influence the conduct of such juror, or voter in respect of the duties of his or her office or in respect of his or her vote by the gift, promise, or prospect of any valuable consideration to be received by such juror, or voter, or by another person, from any other person. (2) A juror, or voter commits the offence of corruption in respect of the duties of his or her office or in respect of his or her vote, if he or she directly or indirectly agrees or offers to permit his or her conduct as such juror, or voter to be influenced by the gift, promise, or prospect of any valuable consideration to be received by him or her, or by another person, from any other person. (3) It is immaterial for the purposes of subsection (1) or (2) that the person in respect of whose conduct the attempt, agreement, or offer is made is not at the time of the making of such attempt, agreement, or offer, a juror, or voter, if the attempt, agreement or offer is made in the expectation that he or she will or may become such juror, or voter. (4) It is immaterial, for the purposes of subsection (2) or (3), whether the act to be done by a person in consideration or in pursuance of any gift, promise, prospect, agreement, or offer is in any manner criminal or wrongful, otherwise than by reason of the provisions of those subsections.


    411. PRESUMPTION OF CORRUPTION OF OR BY JUROR OR VOTER

    (1) Where after a person has done any act as a public officer, juror, or voter, he or she accepts, or agrees or offers to accept, for himself or herself or for any other person, any valuable consideration on account of such act, he or she is presumed, until the contrary is shown, to have committed the offence of corruption, in respect of such act. (2) Where after a juror, or voter has done an act as such of juror, or voter, any other person agrees or offers to give, or procure for, him or her or for any other person any valuable consideration on account of such act, the person so agreeing or offering is presumed until the contrary is shown, to have committed the offence of having, before the doing of such act, corrupted such juror, or voter in respect of such act.


    412. ACCEPTING AGREEMENT OR OFFERING TO ACCEPT BRIBE AS TO JUROR OR VOTER

    A person who accepts, or agrees or offers to accept, any valuable consideration for having unduly influenced, or for agreeing or being able so to influence, any person in the discharge of his or her duties as a juror or voter is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 7 years.


    413. CORRUPTING OR ATTEMPT TO CORRUPT JUROR OR VOTER

    A person, who corrupts or attempts to corrupt any other person in the discharge of any duties as a juror or voter, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years.


    414. CORRUPT AGREEMENT OR OFFER BY JUDICIAL OFFICER OR JUROR

    A judicial officer or juror who, otherwise than in the due execution of his or her duties as a judicial officer or juror, makes or offers to make any agreement or offer by any agreement with any person as to the judgment or verdict which he or she will or will not give as a judicial officer or juror in any pending or future proceeding is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years.


    415. CORRUPT SELECTING OF JUROR

    A person who, with the intention of procuring any undue advantage or disadvantage to, any party to any judicial proceeding, procures himself or herself or any other person to be summoned, empanelled, or sworn as a juror in such proceeding, or endeavours to prevent any other person from being summoned, empanelled, or sworn as a juror in such proceeding, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 7 years.


    416. CORRUPTION BY JUROR OR VOTER

    A juror or voter who commits the offence of corruption, with respect to the discharge of the duties of his or her office, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years.

     

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    http://www.govt.lc/criminal_code

     
     

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