Call for papers: Special Issue "Interface between State Sanctions"

The Revista da CGU invites the academic community to submit article proposals to the special issue, which will be published in December 2020. The special issue will he headed by Prof. Raquel Scalcon (FGV – School of Law – SP), with support by the CGU Journal’s editorial team.


The debates regarding the intersections between administrative and criminal sanctions is exceedingly important, due to the growing of such state powers in recent decades. We hope that this issue will help promoting scientific and qualified discussions regarding the concepts of such dual power, as well as the problems brought about by their intertwining. 

We welcome proposals which debate current and relevant issues and whichpresent reflections about empirical and theoretical research problems that can be useful for the improvement of administrative practices. Some of the suggested topics ar the following:

- The multiple facets of the state’s punitive power and the bis in idem issue

- The supporting role of administrative law in criminal law;

- Sanctions imposed by regulatory agencies: legitimacy, limits and the relations between sanctions and regulatory efficiency;

- Independence between sanctioning institutions: decisions made by administrative agencies bind judges?

- Administrative sanctions: criteria for individualization and dosimetry;

- Sanctions applied by the regulatory agencies: legitimacy, criteria for application, limits to the sanctioning power and the relations between law enforcement and regulatory efficiency

- Leniency Agreements and plea bargains: separation of competencies and limits;

- Administrative sanctions, transparency and the right to forget: the issue of temporal limitations to the state sanctioning power.

- The role of Accounts Courts in leniency agreements and plea bargain

We also invite the authors to dialogue with former papers published by the CGU journal

Articles may be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

Proposals must be sent via the OJS until July 31st 2020, comprising:

- Author name, e-mail, academic qualification, and professional position.

- An abstract of no more than 1.200 words indicating the object, hypothesis, method, expected conclusion and the work main contribution.


1. Call for papers: Mar 20th, 2020

2. Deadline for submission: Jul 31st, 2020

3. Return of Editors: Sep 30th. 2020

4.  Deadline for final version of the Articles: Oct 31st, 2020