Dr. Ivó Coca Vila, LL.M.

Senior Researcher

Main Focus

Coca-Vila´s main research interests lie in the foundations of criminal law, in particular issues regarding the theory of crime and criminalization, current issues at the intersection of criminal law, philosophy and ethics, as well as theoretical questions concerning property and white-collar crimes. The research is focused not only on national law but takes the transnational perspective into account. Current research topics include:

  • Criminal legislation in a democratic constitutional state
  • Relations between the “core” and "peripheral" criminal law
  • Citizenship and criminal Law
  • Monetary punishments

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2020: Ramón y Cajal Programme (RYC) – Postdoctoral Grant (Spanish State Research Agency)
  • 2018 to 2020: Junior Lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University, Department of Criminal Law
  • 2018: IX. Faculty Award for the Best Dissertation of the Biennium 2015-2016, Faculty of Law, Pompeu Fabra University
  • 2017 to 2019: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Freiburg, Department of Criminal Law (Supervisor: Prof. Michael Pawlik)
  • 2016 to 2017: Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Freiburg, Department of Criminal Law (Supervisor: Prof. Michael Pawlik)
  • 2015: Doctorate (Law), Pompeu Fabra University
  • 2011 to 2016: Research Assistant at the Pompeu Fabra University, Department of Criminal Law (Supervisors: Prof. Jesús-María Silva Sánchez / Prof. Ricardo Robles Planas)
  • 2009 to 2010: Advanced Master in Legal Sciences (LL.M.), Pompeu Fabra University
  • 2009 to 2009: Practical Legal Training, Provincial Court of Appeals of Barcelona
  • 2005 to 2009: Bachelor of Laws, Pompeu Fabra University

Project

Although theoretical work on the concept of punishment still focuses almost exclusively on custodial sentences (i.e., imprisonment), statistics show that the principal penalty employed by European criminal justice systems – at least in quantitative terms – is the fine. In Germany, for example, approximately 80% of criminal penalties imposed on individuals are fines. These… more

Publications

Journal Article (22)

2021
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2021). El pago de los gastos de defensa jurídica y las penas de multa impuestas a un directivo como delito de administración desleal (art. 252 CP). La Ley: Compliance Penal, (6), 1–23. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0009-4912-1
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2021). La pena de multa en serio: Reflexiones sobre su dimensión y aseguramiento aflictivos a través del delito de quebrantamiento de condena (art. 468 CP). InDret: Revista para el Análisis del Derecho, 2021(3), 69–99. doi:10.31009/InDret.2021.i3.03
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I., & Irarrázaval, C. (2021). A Criminal Law for Semicitizens. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 1–17. doi:10.1111/japp.12534
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Coca Vila, I., & Pantaleón Díaz, M. (2021). Lo intransferible y lo asegurable en el sistema de responsabilidad de los administradores societarios: un estudio sobre los límites de orden público a los seguros D&O. Anuario de Derecho Civil, LXXIV(1), 113–216. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-3D47-5
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2021). Triaje y colisión de deberes jurídico-penal: una crítica al giro utilitarista. InDret: Revista para el Análisis del Derecho, 2021(1), 166–202. doi:10.31009/InDret.2021.i1.06
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2021). Strafrechtliche Pflichtenkollision als Institut der Maximierung der Zahl der Überlebenden? Eine Kritik der utilitaristischen Wende in der Triage-Diskussion. Goltdammer's Archiv für Strafrecht, 168(8), 446–461. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0009-1B3D-6
2020
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2020). Our “Barbarians” at the Gate: On the Undercriminalized Citizenship Deprivation as a Counterterrorism Tool. Criminal Law and Philosophy, (14), 149–167. doi:10.1007/s11572-019-09517-5
2019
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2019). La Business Judgment Rule ante la determinación del riesgo permitido en el delito de administración desleal. Diario La Ley, (9371). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0006-BA42-E
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Coca Vila, I. (2019). Conflicting Duties in Criminal Law. New Criminal Law Review, 22(1), 34–72. doi:10.1525/nclr.2019.22.1.34
2018
Journal Article
Coca Vila, I. (2018). Die Kollision von Verpflichtungsgründen im Strafrecht. Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft, 130(4), 959–1006. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0006-BA11-5
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