Prevention, Investigation, and Sanctioning of Economic Crime

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg i. Br.

The International Association of Penal Law (AIDP), the Max Planck Insti-tute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (MPI), and its International Research School for Comparative Criminal Law (IMPRSCC) are organizing an international conference with the title “Prevention, Investigation, and Sanctioning of Economic Crime” (preceding the XXth AIDP International Congress of Penal Law on Criminal Justice and Corporate Business in 2019). The Conference is set to take place in Freiburg i.Br. from 18 to 21 June 2018.

The International Conference will focus on the emergence of alternative and/or non-penal regimes for prevention, investigation, and sanctioning, which today are increasingly supplementing and in some cases even replacing the means of criminal law with respect to controlling economic crime. This includes administrative criminal law, in particular, but also extends to preventive administrative supervision, non-conviction-based asset forfeiture, money laundering regimes, new “smart sanctions” (by the EU/UN), and private compliance regimes. The conference will explore the relation-ship between these alternative regimes and traditional criminal law. The focus will be on two core questions: How effectively can such alternative systems control economic crime, and what human rights guarantees should they contain?