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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Faure, Ton Hartlief
      Pages 1-6
  3. Country Reports

    1. Dagmar Hinghofer-Szalkay, Bernhard A. Koch
      Pages 7-36
    2. Isabelle C. Durant
      Pages 37-79
    3. Michel Cannarsa, Fabien Lafay, Olivier Moréteau
      Pages 81-118
    4. Ulrich Magnus
      Pages 119-144
    5. Alberto Monti, Filippo Andrea Chiaves
      Pages 145-194
    6. Michael Faure, Ton Hartlief
      Pages 195-226
    7. Siv Nyquist, Erik Persson
      Pages 227-260
    8. Michael Huber, Tola Amodu
      Pages 261-301
    9. Robert L. Rabin, Suzanne A. Bratis
      Pages 303-359
    10. Michael Faure
      Pages 389-452
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 453-466

About this book

Introduction

Recently, mankind is not only suffering from all kind of natural catastrophes (earthquakes, flooding, storms or volcanoes), but increasingly also from so-called man-made disasters, including technological disasters such as explosions, but obviously also terrorism. In recent years many European legal systems have tried to come up with a specific protection for victims of catastrophes. Some countries have created a specific fund solution; others follow a generous ad hoc approach whereby large amounts of compensation are made available on an ex post basis. This book shall pay attention to all of these seemingly quite different solutions. Experts from different countries report on the way catastrophes are dealt with in their particular jurisdiction from the angle of tort law, social security, insurance or alternative compensation mechanisms such as compensation funds. Various possible remedies for victims are critically discussed; attention is also paid to the economic analysis of law.

Keywords

Comparative Law Tort Law

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