The principle that legal entities can be held criminally liable was first introduced into Belgian law in 1999. The Act of 11 July 2018 (published in the Belgian State Gazette on 20 July 2018) has adapted the existing rules on two major points. First, the complicated system of non-concurring criminal liability has been repealed. Second, the act abolishes the immunity from criminal prosecution of certain legal entities of public law (notably municipalities and the federal government).
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