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Virtual Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage for ASEAN Plus Three

The virtual workshop is being organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with Badan Pengawas Tenaga Nuklir (BAPETEN) and with the support of experts from the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX).

INLEX is a group of experts with recognized high-level expertise in the field of civil liability for nuclear damage, and related issues, established by the Director General of the IAEA in order to provide authoritative advice and guidance on issues relating to civil liability for nuclear damage and assist the IAEA Secretariat in conducting outreach activities and providing legislative assistance in IAEA Member States. It contributes to IAEA activities aimed at facilitating the establishment of a global nuclear liability regime and its implementation at the national level.

In the context of enhancing global adherence to the international nuclear liability instruments and the strengthening of national nuclear liability legal frameworks, the IAEA Secretariat carries out on a regular basis, with the support of INLEX members, certain outreach activities, which include workshops for interested Member States. The continuation of INLEX and its support for IAEA’s outreach activities to facilitate the achievement of a global nuclear liability regime have been repeatedly encouraged by the IAEA General Conference.

The purpose of the event is to provide information on the international legal instruments on nuclear liability adopted under the auspices of the IAEA, with a focus on the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage.

Additional purposes of the event are to advise on the development of implementing national legislation, and to provide a forum where participants can exchange information on possible difficulties, concerns and issues that their countries may have with the international regime.