Objection or appeal against a fining decision

Criminal justice proceedings / Suspension

Objection or appeal against a fining decision

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This difference between administrative law and criminal law, with regard to the suspensive effect of remedies, has led to the following problem definition.

  1. How, from a normative and empirical point of view respectively, should the absence, as a general rule, of suspensive effect of objection and appeal against fining decisions be assessed?
  2. Is there any reason for providing for a statutory provision that would suspend the implementation of administrative fines during the phase of legal protection against administrative fines?

This problem definition has been broken down into the following sub-questions:
- Why does objection or appeal against a fining decision have, as a general rule, no suspensive effect in Dutch administrative law?
- What are the exceptions to this general rule, and on which grounds are they based?
- What is the relationship between the absence of suspensive effect of objection and appeal against a fining decision, and the presumption of innocence?
- What is the significance, in this context, of the preliminary relief proceedings?
- How do administrative bodies, in practice, deal with their power to collect administrative fines?
- To what extent does the making of a payment arrangement play a role in this?

Publication data

Bröring, H.E., Tollenaar, A., Feenstra, M., Outhuijse, A.
University Groningen - Faculty of Law, WODC
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University Groningen - Faculty of Law
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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid