Offences against the administration of justice (OAAJ) cover a range of conduct also punishable in domestic criminal jurisdictions, such as perjury, bribery and intimidating witnesses, and ignoring court orders. This type of conduct meets a certain threshold of severity and should be distinguished from less serious interference with the administration of justice, often referred to as misconduct. The latter type may give rise to different sanctions, non-criminal in nature, which can be imposed either by courts or by independent disciplinary bodies. With regard to...
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