The Guarantee Fund for Victims of Terrorist and Other Criminal Acts
In 1986, when a wave of terrorist attacks was sweeping through France, a Terrorist Victims Guarantee Fund was set up; it was managed by the Automobile Guarantee Fund. In 1990, compensation for the victims of terrorism and other criminal acts, which had previously been managed by the State, passed to a new Fund, the FGTI. Under the terms of an agreement, the FGAO was required to manage the FGTI. The FGTI is administered and managed by a Board of Management with 10 members, chaired by Jean Leonnet, Honorary Counsellor to the Supreme Court (Cour de cassation). Other members include representatives of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, Overseas Départements and Territories and Local and Regional Authorities, and the Ministry responsible for Social Security. There are also persons having expressed their interest for victims of terrorist acts, representatives of professionals in the Insurance sector and a Government Commissioner appointed to the FGTI.