Articles 29-32

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Compensation Criminal liability Proceeds of crime

Article 29 provides judges with the power to order defendants to pay a restitution, the costs, and additionally physical and moral damages caused to the victim of a crime, his or her family or a third person. Article 32 further provides that whoever benefits from the proceeds of a crime, will be liable to pay damages up to the amount received.

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Law / Argentina / Criminal Code

The Argentine Criminal Code contains specific provisions criminalising servitude, slavery, forced labour and human trafficking. However, the Argentine Criminal Code is not applicable to corporations, and therefore this Code does not provide for criminal liability of corporations for their involvement in human trafficking, forced labour and slavery. However,  while legal persons may not be prosecuted under the Criminal Code, the individual staff, agents or representatives of the corporate body responsible for the commission of a criminal offence may be held liable under the Code. Furthermore, under art. 32 of the Criminal Code, legal persons may be liable for the payment of damages caused as a result of a crime.