From the magazine SZW-RSDA 2/2020 | S. 99-105 The following page is 99

Mise sous scellés et infractions financières: développements récents

The sealing of evidence is a procedural tool of great relevance, notably in the context of economic offences. The case law on this measure is important and sometimes uncertain. This is especially true in administrative criminal law: the practical importance of this area of law has been steadily increasing these past years while its procedural provisions appear to be outdated. This paper deals with recent developments regarding the sealing of evidence in (administrative) criminal proceedings. After a brief overview of the relationship between administrative criminal procedure and ordinary criminal procedure, the discussion focuses on the person entitled to request the sealing of evidence and the reasons that can be claimed in support of the demand.