Articles of Association of the Guarantee Fund for Victims of Terrorist Acts and Other Offences (FGTI)
Define in France
- Article 1
Established by Article L. 422-1 of the Insurance Code, the Guarantee Fund for Victims of Terrorist Acts and Other Offences, which has legal personality status, is governed by Articles R. 422-1 to R. 422-9 of the Insurance Code, as well as by these Articles of Association.
It is responsible for the missions entrusted to it by law, in particular by Articles L. 422-1, L 422-4 and L 422-7 of the Insurance Code.
- Article 2
The registered office of the Fund is located at 64 rue Defrance, Vincennes (94300). It may be transferred to any other place by decision of the Board of Directors.
- Article 3
The Fund is managed by a Board of Directors.
Members of the Board who cease to hold the qualifications for which they were appointed shall be deemed to have resigned.
The Secretary-General for Victim Assistance, or their representative, shall participate, without the right to vote, in meetings of the Board.
- Article 4
If the Chair and their deputy are simultaneously unable to attend, the eldest director present shall chair the meeting.
The Board of Directors shall meet on the initiative of the Chairperson or, if the Chairperson is prevented from attending, of their deputy. It may also be convened at the request of the Government’s Commissioner.
The agenda shall be set by the Chair or, if they are unable to attend, by their deputy and shall include, where appropriate, the items requested by the Government’s Commissioner. The Board can only deliberate on the items on the agenda.
Notices of meetings shall be sent by any means to the directors, the Government’s Commissioner, and the Secretary-General for Victim Assistance at least fifteen days before the date of the meeting, except in emergencies. The documents and other information submitted to the Board must be attached to the notice of meeting or be communicated to the directors, the Government’s Commissioner, and the Secretary-General for Victim Assistance at least seven days before the date of the meeting, except in emergencies.
The Board may only validly deliberate, at the first call, if at least five of its members are present; at the second call, no quorum is required.
In case of emergency, the Board may decide by electronic means. The Chair shall then, within a period they set but which may not be less than two working days, receive the remarks and votes of the administrators as well as the opinions of the Government’s Commissioner and the Secretary-General for Victim Assistance. However, if the Government’s Commissioner so requests within this period, the Chair shall convene the Board in the manner and under the conditions provided for above. The electronic consultation is only valid if at least five of the directors participated
within the time limit set by the Chair. The Chair shall inform, as soon as possible, the directors, the Government’s Commissioner, and
the Secretary-General for Victim Assistance of the decision resulting from this consultation. Decisions taken by electronic means shall be appended to the minutes of the next Board meeting.
- Article 5
Decisions shall be taken by an absolute majority of those voting. In the event of a tie, the presiding officer shall have the casting vote.
Proxy voting is not permitted.
- Article 6
The minutes of Board meetings are signed by the Chair of the meeting and another Board member who attended the meeting. They are initialled by the Government’s Commissioner.
Any copies or extracts of these minutes to be provided shall be validly signed by the Chair or by two members of the Board of Directors.
- Article 7
The Chair, the members of the Board of Directors, the Government’s Commissioner, and the Secretary-General for Victim Assistance shall not, by reason of their functions, incur any personal or joint and several liability and shall be answerable only for the exercise of their mandate.
They receive no remuneration.