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State officials and illicit asset-grabbing: The Roman approach
Rīga Stradiņš University, Riga, Latvia
The article reflects author’s findings regarding the regulation found in Roman legal sources, which is directed against corruptive activities of persons in public state positions, in particular in relation to unlawful seizure of assets belonging to citizens. Legal mechanisms are examined in relation to cases of force (vis-Latin) and fear (metus-Latin) application. The Code of Justinian (Codex Iustinianus) and The Digest (Digesta) contained regulation in relation to interpretation and application of The Julian Law on Extortion (Lex Iulia repetundarum, 59 B.C.) in cases of all types of extortion and bribery with the involvement of public office administering persons, including judges and arbitrators, are examined.
Key words: Roman law / Ancient Rome / asset-grabbing
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