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The Mediator Figure in Bribery at the Complicity Institution
Mordovina Anneta

PhD in Law

Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law at Institute of Service, Tourism and Design, branch of the North Caucasus Federal University (NCFU)

357500, Russia, Stavropol'skii krai, g. Pyatigorsk, ul. Partizanskaya, 1B

Mordovin Pavel

assistant attorney at Attorney Counselling No. 156 of the Inter-Republic Bar Association

357500, Russia, Stavropol'skii krai, g. Pyatigorsk, ul. Gogolya, 1, of. 204



The subject of the research is the provisions of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation that regulate participation in crime commitment (Article 33 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and sets forth responsibility for complicity in bribery (Article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Based on the example of bribery, the authors of the article analyze complicity features typical for a mediator. Moreover, they analyze the entire construct of complicity in bribery giving/taking, with the participation of a mediator. They prove that in bribery mediator is more likely to be a complicit in the crime commitment than an independent actor. In the course of their research the authors have used general research methods (analysis and synthesis, generalisation, deduction, comparison, analogy) and special research methods such as comparative law and structured systems analysis. The results of the research demonstrate that introduction of a new concept 'mediation in bribery' is a rather debatable issue because it defines participation in crime as an individual crime. This creates the legal redundancy that should not be common to criminal law. In this regard, the authors suggest to decriminilize the action described in Article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and extend the definition of the complicit in order to include mediator features into the definition. 

Keywords: accomplice, decriminalization, criminalization, corruption, complicity, criminal law, mediator, mediation in bribery, bribery, counteraction to crime



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