Responsabilidade civil do Estado e demais entidades públicas por funcionamento anormal do serviço
: (ir)responsabilidade estadual perante os incêndios de 2017

  • Ana João Gomes Alves da Costa (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This thesis will focus on the legal system built for the non-contractual civil liability of the State and other public bodies due to an abnormal performance of the services. Developed by the courts, this mechanism has only recently been object of legislation in Portugal and it is built as a method to impute civil liability to the State and other bodies when there is no way of finding out who was the responsible agent. In this cases, the governmental liability is due to a result that shows an abnormal performance of the service that didn’t act as it should. Based on this French-inspired institute, we tried to analyze a possible governmental responsibility for the fires that occurred in June and October in Portugal that sadly reached record numbers.
Date of Award10 Nov 2018
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMário Aroso de Almeida (Supervisor)


  • Governmental liability
  • Lack of service
  • Abnormal performance of the services
  • State
  • Public Service
  • Fires


  • Mestrado em Direito

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