Taking Wealth Seriously: European Practice with Day Fines

Start date

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019, 08:30

End date

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019, 19:00

Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Woudestein Campus, Sanders Building, Room, S0.12
Hovo cursus Europees handelsbeleid

In this very first international conference on day fines, experts in criminal law and criminology from different European countries will discuss the unique system of criminal fines which systematically depend not only on the severity of the offence but also on the wealth of the offender.

Half of the European countries are currently applying a unique model of fines, which systematically accounts for the income of the offender. Consequently, in these jurisdictions, the nominal amount of the fine depends not only on the severity of the offence but also on the income of the offender.  This type of fine has excellent potential in terms of improved deterrence and a fairer system of pecuniary sanctions. However, not much is known about this system. This conference gathers experts in the field to explain the day-fine system in different countries where they are implemented.  

Programme

08.30 – 08.50Registration with coffee/tea
08.50 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.30
09.30 – 10.00
10.00 – 10.30
Welcome and Opening – Michael Faure  
Introduction - Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko 
Finland - Raimo Lahti 
Germany - Hans-Jörg Albrecht
10.30 – 11.00Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.00
12.00 – 12.30
Austria – Robert Kert, Verena Brunner, & Christopher Kahl
Hungary - Csaba Győry 
France - Bruno Deffains & Jean Baptiste Thierry 
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 14:00 – 14:30 14.30 – 15.00Portugal - Maria Fernanda Palma & Helena Morão
England and Wales - Valsamis Mitsilegas & Foivi Mouzakiti
Spain - Jesús Barquín Sanz 
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.00 16:00 – 16:30 16.30 – 17.00 

Poland - Slawomir Steinborn  
Croatia - Maja Munivrana Vajda 
Slovenia - Mitja Kovac 

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break
17.30 – 18.00 18.00 – 18.30 18.30 – 19.00 Switzerland - Martin Killias 
Are Day-fines Fair? – Conrad Heilmann 
General discussion
19.40 Speakers’ dinner in the city of Rotterdam 

 

Registration