An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The aim of administrative measures and penalties for crimes against consumers in Palestinian legislation is to reduce the burden on the criminal justice system and to transfer a number of crimes related to the consumer to certain laws and regulations from the scope of the Penal Code to special laws and legislation. The administrative nature of the act and the seriousness of the act, the seriousness of the administrative irregularities on the health and safety of the consumer, calls for speed in the measures taken to protect him, and these authorities specialized in the administrative control of the consumer more than the criminal judge, a sign that proceedings before the criminal justice system may be prolonged, which may cause harm to both the consumer and the provider. However, these powers granted to the administrative control authorities are not absolute. They need judicial control to protect the supplier from the arbitrariness of the administrative control authorities in order to provide the rules of justice and to ensure the continuity of service to the consumer, taking into consideration the rights of all parties. Between judicial control and administrative control in the field of consumer protection, where he did not distinguish between preventive and remedial measures as determined in the administrative jurisprudence, and the name of the judicial control authority in the Consumer Protection Law and related legislation must be amended to the administrative control authority, to take administrative measures and penalties, if the nature of the penalties is administrative