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Le droit de la responsabilité et les fonds d'indemnisation : Analyse en droits français et allemand

Abstract : The increasing importance of compensation funds in French law and in other legal systems calls for a research study on this topic. The analysis of the scope and legal technique as well as the identification of the political aims behind those alternative compensation schemes reveals two categories: on the one hand, retrospective compensation schemes are introduced to manage the consequences of mass damages; on the other hand, the establishment of prospective funds remedies the gaps in tort law to facilitate the compensation of certain types of individual damages. In spite of similarities with Social security and private insurance, compensation funds form a unique compensation technique and can be held as the key element of social compensation, a concept which has been developed by German scholars and can explain the shifts between private and public compensation schemes as well as the diversity of fund regulations. However, a comparative approach of compensation under a fund regulation and a tort law action before the courts reveals a need for legislative adjustments in order to develop the full potential of alternative compensation schemes. A simplification of conflicts between different compensation funds and a better coordination with tort law actions have to be achieved to insure a coherent integration into the existing legal system.
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Jonas Knetsch. Le droit de la responsabilité et les fonds d'indemnisation : Analyse en droits français et allemand. Droit. Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II); Universität zu Köln, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-01321815v2⟩



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