Enforcement Practices for Breaches of Consumer Protection Legislation

42 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2008

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Michael G. Faure

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law

Anthony Ogus

University of Manchester - School of Law; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law

Niels J. Philipsen

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law, Metro

Date Written: October 27, 2008

Abstract

This paper provides a survey of approaches to sanctions and enforcement in OECD jurisdictions. On the basis of this survey a classification into five models of enforcement policy is provided. The systems of Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are investigated in more detail. Some careful policy conclusions are drawn concerning particular aspects of enforcement practice, such as monitoring, post-detection discretion, administrative/civil/criminal proceedings and sanctions, and enforcement by consumers.

Keywords: Consumer policy, Monitoring, Enforcement, Administrative penalties, Civil and criminal sanctions

JEL Classification: K42, K23, K10

Suggested Citation

Faure, Michael G. and Ogus, Anthony I. and Philipsen, N. J., Enforcement Practices for Breaches of Consumer Protection Legislation (October 27, 2008). Loyola Consumer Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290548

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Anthony I. Ogus

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N. J. Philipsen

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law, Metro ( email )

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