This book offers a unique overview of the main legal systems of administrative sanctions with thorough analyses of the administrative law sanctioning systems in 13 Member States and the European Union. The focus is on both remedial and deterrent sanctions in administrative law. Especially where deterrent sanctions are involved, the aspects of national and international constitutional law are analysed, as well as the influences of criminal law approaches in this legal area.
After a general analysis of the definitions of sanction, thorough country analyses are presented of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. The book concludes with an analysis of administrative sanctions in EU Law.
This collection is the result of an expert meeting of and a cooperation between specialists in both criminal law and administrative law. In part, this project was supported by the Dutch Research Foundation (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) and the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice.
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‘[…] essential for those who want to penetrate into the roots of administrative sanctions as
such and those who want to understand more about administrative law and enforcement systems elsewhere.’
Herman Broring in 6 Rev. Eur. Aminstrative Law (87)
‘[This book] with its distinctively comparative approach tracing the law of administrative sanctions in various countries and the EU is a highly welcome addition to the legal literature. […]one of the book’s real strengths lies in uncovering a contextual approach of national systems of administrative sanctions. […]It will be an important recourse for understanding differences and commonalities in approaches between legal systems as well as a source of knowledge for further EU-based law making.’
Herwig C.H. Hofmann in 2015 CMLR 1420
I. The Definition of Administrative Sanctions – General Report (p. 1)
II. Country Analysis – Austria (p. 35)
III. Country Analysis – Belgium (p. 93)
IV. Country Analysis – Finland (p. 159)
V. Country Analysis – France (p. 195)
VI. Country Analysis – Germany (p. 213)
VII. Country Analysis – Greece (p. 255)
VIII. Country Analysis – Italy (p. 289)
IX. Country Analysis – the Netherlands (p. 317)
X. Country Analysis – Portugal (p. 467)
XI. Country Analysis – Romania (p. 497)
XII. Country Analysis – Spain (p. 515)
XIII. Country Analysis – Sweden (p. 553)
XIV. Country Analysis – United Kingdom (p. 585)
XV. Administrative Sanctions in EU Law (p. 607)
List of Authors (p. 641)
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