Not only in criminal law but also in administrative law, co-perpetrators, in addition to perpetrators, can be faced with an administrative fine. A ruling by the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of 29 August 2018 (ECLI:NL:RVS:2018:2845) is a good example. As in criminal law, in administrative law, co-perpetration requires a conscious and close cooperation of the offenders. It is not necessary for the roles of the various offenders to be interchangeable. An offender can be fined as a co-perpetrator when his intellectual and material contribution to the offence is of sufficient weight, which can be demonstrated by, among other things, the mutual division of tasks. Supporting activities can already be sufficient to conclude a co-perpetrator.
The full blog post is written in Dutch.
Date: 29 August 2018
Author: Christien Saris