Protección De La Competencia a Través Del Derecho Penal (Antitrust through Criminal Law)

Contexto, No. 37, 2012

16 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2012

Date Written: September 18, 2012

Abstract

La libertad de competencia es una garantía constitucional de donde se desprende la legitimidad de intervención del derecho penal. Así, la tendencia del “nuevo” derecho penal económico está enfocada en sancionar aquellas conductas que atentan contra la economía (libertad de competencia inmersa) y el orden que el mismo Estado ha erigido para permitir su correcto funcionamiento.

Mediante este artículo se pretende demostrar la legitimidad del derecho penal para proteger la competencia y ejemplificar algunos eventos en los que concurren las sanciones de tipo administrativo y de tipo penal

Even though the freedom to compete is guaranteed by the Colombian Supreme Constitutional Law, during the last years has become a tendency of the intervention of the Criminal Law in market and fair competition matters. In this sense, the new criminal law is focusing on economic issues by punishing or restricting any conduct that attempts against fair competition principles. In this article I would like to draw your attention over the fact the criminal statutes are legitimated to protect the economic and social order, even when a conduct arises too in administrative sanctions.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: economic and social order, intervention of the state in the economy and criminal punishment politics, white-collar crime, concur of administrative punishment with criminal punishment, Orden económico y social, Intervención del Estado en la Economía y política criminal

Suggested Citation

Garcia Gutierrez, Grace, Protección De La Competencia a Través Del Derecho Penal (Antitrust through Criminal Law) (September 18, 2012). Contexto, No. 37, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2148592

Grace Garcia Gutierrez (Contact Author)

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