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Liability for nuclear damage: an international perspective. Reflections on the revision of the Vienna Convention

Abstract

This book deals with deals of the complex issues of liability and compensation for nuclear damage which have been considered in the course of the work of the IAEA concerning the revision of the Vienna Convention on nuclear liability. It presents, in an orderly way, personal reflections of its author based on his experience gathered in years 1989-1992 when participating in this work. Necessarily it contains in some of its parts references to documents of the IAEA Standing Committee on Nuclear Liability; these documents because of their length could not be reproduced. Consequently these parts may not be fully intelligible for those who have not participated in or closely followed the Committee`s work. The IAEA work on liability for nuclear damage was initiated in the wake of the impact made on the world`s public opinion by the Chernobyl incident and its transboundary effects; issues of international state liability and full compensation have been raised. But humanitarian ideas have quickly been confronted with cold calculations of the cost of financial protection for victims and an open unwillingness of some nuclear states has been manifested. After three years of discussions no wide consensus could be reached on some basic issues, such as:  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-mf-14738
Reference Number:
SCA: 220901; PA: AIX-27:032652; EDB-96:086095; NTS-96:017828; SN: 96001579012
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1993
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; NUCLEAR DAMAGE; NUCLEAR LIABILITY; VCOCLND
OSTI ID:
233342
Research Organizations:
No corporate text available (Country unknown/Code not available)
Country of Origin:
Poland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96621254; TRN: PL9600272032652
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE96621254
Submitting Site:
PLN
Size:
69 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 12, 1996

Citation Formats

Lopuski, J. Liability for nuclear damage: an international perspective. Reflections on the revision of the Vienna Convention. Poland: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lopuski, J. Liability for nuclear damage: an international perspective. Reflections on the revision of the Vienna Convention. Poland.
Lopuski, J. 1993. "Liability for nuclear damage: an international perspective. Reflections on the revision of the Vienna Convention." Poland.
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title = {Liability for nuclear damage: an international perspective. Reflections on the revision of the Vienna Convention}
author = {Lopuski, J}
abstractNote = {This book deals with deals of the complex issues of liability and compensation for nuclear damage which have been considered in the course of the work of the IAEA concerning the revision of the Vienna Convention on nuclear liability. It presents, in an orderly way, personal reflections of its author based on his experience gathered in years 1989-1992 when participating in this work. Necessarily it contains in some of its parts references to documents of the IAEA Standing Committee on Nuclear Liability; these documents because of their length could not be reproduced. Consequently these parts may not be fully intelligible for those who have not participated in or closely followed the Committee`s work. The IAEA work on liability for nuclear damage was initiated in the wake of the impact made on the world`s public opinion by the Chernobyl incident and its transboundary effects; issues of international state liability and full compensation have been raised. But humanitarian ideas have quickly been confronted with cold calculations of the cost of financial protection for victims and an open unwillingness of some nuclear states has been manifested. After three years of discussions no wide consensus could be reached on some basic issues, such as: relationship between international state and civil liability regimes, structure of international legislation, concept of nuclear damage, limits of compensation, role of public funds or jurisdiction. The author presents his approach to these controversial issue, trying to provide at the same time a theoretical outline for the future international legislation on nuclear liability. (author).}
place = {Poland}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}