Nuclear Accidents: Liabilities and Guarantees (1993)

Helsinki Symposium

ISBN : 92-64-03874-4
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The Symposium on Nuclear Accidents: Liabilities and Guarantees, organised by the NEA in collaboration with the IAEA, took place in Helsinki, from 31 August to 3 September 1992. The meeting discussed the nuclear third party liability regime established by the Paris and Vienna Conventions, its advantages and shortcomings, and assessed the teachings of the Chernobyl accident in the context of that regime. The topics included the geographical scope of the Conventions, the definition of nuclear damage, in particular environmental damage, insurance cover and capacity, supplementary compensation by means of a collective contribution from the nuclear industry or governments, and finally, the international liability of states in case of nuclear accident.

The proceedings of the symposium include, in English or French, the full texts of the papers presented, the ensuing discussions and the panel discussions.