The constitutions of European states often contain too many categories of officials covered by too broadly defined immunities. At the same time, there is consensus among international organizations that immunities have to be limited to allow effective prosecution of corruption offences. This article examines how public law in European states could limit criminal immunities for officials.
About the author
A senior advisor for the German Parliament and the Council of Europe. The views expressed in this article are those of the author. A German version of this article is published in Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft 2011
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