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Governmental Involvement in the Insurance of Aviation War and Terrorism Risks

  • Yaw Otu Mankata Nyampong
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Abstract

At various points throughout this book, the case has been strongly made that States and their governments quite clearly have, at the very minimum, a moral obligation to provide insurance coverage or other suitable financial equivalent to the air transport industry against aviation war and terrorism risks (at least in the upper echelons where these risks are largely considered to be uninsurable by conventional means). Although these State obligations may not be legally binding and/or enforceable, they are nonetheless underscored by the fact that, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the acts of unlawful interference involving aircraft that underlie aviation war and terrorism risks are directed primarily at States, their peoples, values, governments and other institutions. As such, it seems highly inappropriate to even characterize such risks as forming part of the core risks which the air transport operators must necessarfily address in the course of their routine operations. Air transport operators are victims of such catastrophic risks in much the same way as third-party victims.

Keywords

Insurance Market Federal Aviation Administration Fund Convention Ship Owner Aviation Sector 
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  • Yaw Otu Mankata Nyampong
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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