»Pandemische« Staatshaftung - 10.1628/aoer-2021-0003 - Mohr Siebeck

Christoph Krönke

»Pandemische« Staatshaftung

Volume 146 () / Issue 1, pp. 50-86 (37)
Published 06.09.2021

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The German state has ordered and brought about massive restrictions on economic enterprises as part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it has accompanied these restrictions with area-wide subsidies, the question arises as to the existence of a state obligation to (permanently) compensate the affected enterprises, especially since the subsidies provided often only help the enterprises temporarily and partially. The article examines whether the companies are entitled to such compensation under existing German law or whether the legislature is at least constitutionally obliged, by virtue of the German Grundgesetz, to introduce corresponding compensation claims. The considerations come to the conclusion that state compensation obligations exist only in exceptional cases. State liability in the pandemic is thus not in itself »pandemic«, i. e. affecting the whole nation.

Christoph Krönke Geboren 1983; 2003–09 Studium der Rechtswissenschaft in Heidelberg und München; 2013 Promotion (LMU München); Rechtsreferendariat im OLG-Bezirk München; Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter; seit 2017 Akademischer Rat a.Z. am Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Wirtschaftsverwaltungsrecht, Umwelt- und Sozialrecht der LMU München; 2020 Habilitation (LMU München); seit September 2020 Universitätsprofessor an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.