Significance of Principles of Penal Law in Administrative Law


  • Edvīns Danovskis



administrative sanction, administrative violations, limitation period, administrative liability, penal law


The article examines legal regulation of sanctions imposed by public administration, and argues that all the sanctions imposed by institutions of public administration, at least in legal doctrine, should be considered as being a discrete sub-branch of administrative law, in the legal regulation of which and in application of sanctions the principles of substantial and procedural law that are common with penal law should be complied with. A separate section of the article is dedicated to one of these principles – institution of limitation.

Author Biography

Edvīns Danovskis

Dr. iur. 
Faculty of Law, University of Latvia
Docent at the Department of State Law




How to Cite

Danovskis, E. (2017). Significance of Principles of Penal Law in Administrative Law. Journal of the University of Latvia. Law, (10), 200–216.