|Document ID (ISN)||77103|
|Convention or series no.
||Danger, accidents, diseases, major disasters - Criminal liability
||Danger, accidents, maladies, catastrophes - Responsabilité pénale [in French]|
||Editions Préventique, 37 et 68 cours de la Martinique, 33000 Bordeaux, France, 1999. 169p. Price: FRF 150.00.
||This publication addresses the issue of criminal liability in cases of accident, diseases or major disasters. Following an introduction on the principles of penal law, the main forms of violation to the French penal code are described, the steps in the legal procedure between the accident and the ruling are listed and the various persons likely to be considered legally responsible are mentioned. The importance of a preventive approach is emphasized (evaluation of damage risk, media coverage and impact on the community, accident investigation under governing legislation, research into the causes attributable to third parties, analysis of interests involved and defence strategies).
||occupational accidents; occupational diseases; criminal liability; major hazards; France
||hazard evaluation; accident investigation; comment on law; social aspects; legislation
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Criminal liability in OSH