4th International Workshop on the Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident

    Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 October 2019

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    The 4th International Workshop on the Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident aims to explore the practical application of the international nuclear third party liability instruments, including with regard to non-convention States, in case a nuclear incident occurred at a nuclear installation.

    Organisers

    The workshop is co-organised by the Instituto Superior Técnico and the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).

    Background

    After two successful workshops on the Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident organised in France in 2001 and in the Slovak Republic in 2005, the NEA organised the 3rd International Workshop on the Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident in co‑operation with the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic in October 2017. This Workshop assessed the practical implementation of currently applicable international nuclear third party liability conventions in conjunction, among others, with non‑convention States regimes, assuming all modernised international instruments have come into force. Over 170 participants from 33 NEA member and non‑member countries attended the Workshop. The programme and discussions followed a specific scenario (a nuclear incident occurring at a nuclear installation which would cause transboundary damage) and the sessions were prepared based on responses to a tailored questionnaire gathered by the NEA Secretariat from 27 NEA member and non‑member countries.

    The 4th International Workshop on the Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident will continue exploring the practical application of the international nuclear third party liability instruments in the event of a nuclear accident occurring at a nuclear installation. It will address, in much more details, topics identified by the 2017 Bratislava workshop participants for further discussion, e.g. the determination of the nuclear damage to be compensated and transboundary claims handling.

    Programme

    Comprehensive presentations will be delivered by renowned specialists in nuclear law from international organisations, governments, and private industry.

    The workshop will assess the implementation of the following instruments:

    • the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy and the Brussels Supplementary Convention, both as amended by the 2004 Protocols;
    • the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1997 Protocol to amend the Vienna Convention;
    • the Joint Protocol relating to the application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention;
    • the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage.

    Preliminary programme

    Sponsorship

    The workshop will benefit from the support of Banco Santander, S.A.

    Language

    All presentations, discussions and materials will be in English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available during the workshop.

    Venue

    The Workshop will be held at the Teatro Thalia, located in Lisbon, Portugal, at the following address:

    Estrada das Laranjeiras, 211
    1649-018 Lisboa

    Further information on the Teatro Thalia is available at this address.

    Registration

    Registration is now closed as we have reached the maximum capacity for the workshop. The online registration system has been left online for the reference of those who have already registered. However, no new registrations for the workshop are being accepted. For any questions abour your registration, please e-mail lisbon2019@oecd-nea.org.

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    When

    8‑10 October 2019

    Where

    Teatro Thalia
    Estrada das Laranjeiras, 211
    1649-018 Lisboa
    Portugal

    Visit the Teatro Thalia website

    Programme

    Download the preliminary programme

    Organisers

    Instituto Superior Técnico

    Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon

    OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

    Information material

    Download the save the date flyer

    Read the registration guidelines

    Access the online registration form

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