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Colombian Penal Code (Código Penal Colombiano)

Geographic relevance: Colombia

Language: Spanish

Data type: Legal citations

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Colombian Penal Code (Código Penal Colombiano) (articles 416 and 417): This states that the crime of abuse of functions will be committed when a public servant or any authority abuses his or her position or law knowledge to obtain a private gain. It also creates a crime of omission, where a public servant has knowledge of an alleged unlawful act and he or she does not report it to the official authority.

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