Accidents and Disasters Law

ldrop2011  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Accidents and Disasters Law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Schamps Geneviève;
Main themes
The course examines several compensation schemes based on the occurrence of an accident or disaster. Some of them are distinct from a fault-based civil liability and are central to damage compensation law. The teaching pays particular attention to existing regimes and the future prospects.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course aims to enable students to understand the mechanisms for compensating accidental or catastrophic damages, whether they are based on general rules of civil liability or derogatory to them, whether they involve risk pooling, solidarity or mixed systems based on a partnership between the public and private sectors.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to critically analyze the specificities related to the compensation of accidental, collective or catastrophic damages, to compare these mechanisms with each other and to determine to what extent they depart from the general rules of civil liability. He/she should also be able to develop a constructive reflection on possible mechanisms that could be developed in the future in the face of new risks.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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Teaching materials
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Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Law (shift schedule)

Master [120] in Law