“International Nuclear Law in the Post-Chernobyl Period”, Vanda Lamm (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

Vanda Lamm: International Nuclear Law in the Post-Chernobyl Period

The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 caused the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (hereafter called the Vienna Convention), adopted in 1963 under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to awaken from its sleep of Briar Rose. For over two decades there had been little, if any, public concern over this instrument apart from that shown by a select segment of nuclear liability professionals.1 The reasons were several.

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