[CCWG-ACCT] Concept of some form of "independent" member

Thomas Rickert rickert at anwaelte.de
Fri Jul 17 11:34:35 UTC 2015

I can confirm this is true at least for the German jurisdiction.


> Am 17.07.2015 um 13:28 schrieb Nigel Roberts <nigel at channelisles.net>:
> Whilst I hesitate to use Wikiepedia as authority, it says
> "Natural person
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. (October 2014) Click [show] for important translation instructions. [show]
> In jurisprudence, a natural person is a real human being, as opposed to a legal person, which may be a private (i.e., business entity or non-governmental organization) or public (i.e., government) organization.
> In many cases, fundamental human rights are implicitly granted only to natural persons. For example, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states a person cannot be denied the right to vote based on gender, or Section Fifteen of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees equality rights, apply to natural persons only. Another example of the distinction between natural and legal persons is that a natural person can hold public office, but a corporation cannot.
> A corporation or non-governmental organization can, however, file a lawsuit or own property as a legal person.
> "
> PS: Incidentally, if your use of the term is correct in your jurisdiction, then what does the adding the word "legal" add to understanding? Surely the correct term is simply "person".
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