The Fourth 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.
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).
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.
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 Programme of the workshop can be consulted here.
The workshop will benefit from the support of Banco Santander, S.A.
All presentations, discussions and materials will be in English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available during the workshop.
The Workshop will be held at the Teatro Thalia, located in Lisbon, Portugal, at the following address:
Estrada das Laranjeiras, 211
Further information on the Teatro Thalia is available at this address.
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