THIRD PARTY LIABILITY AND INSURANCE IN THE FIELD OF MARITIME CARRIAGE OF NUCLEAR SUBSTANCE

Although the basic legal regime of nuclear third party liability has been established by the Vienna, Paris and Supplementary (Brussels) Conventions, this does not resolve all the problems. First, of these Conventions, only the Paris Convention is now in force. But even the coming into force of all three Conventions will not exclude the application of international maritime conventions or of the laws of countries which are not party to the nuclear conventions. As a result, the rules of absolute and limited liability set down by these conventions may not always be given full application with respect to nuclear incidents during carriage. The Symposium was divided into four sessions at which 37 papers were presented and discussed. During the first three sessions, the third party liability rules deriving from maritime and nuclear conventions were dealt with and the practical position as regards the maritime carriage of nuclear substances and their conditions of insurance were studied in order to review the various questions raised by the application of the legal system. Practical measures were also discussed with a view to improving or even completing the legal system applicable to such carriage, and facilitating the insurance thereof. Following these three sessions, a Restricted Committee composed of representatives of the various interests concerned, met to review all the problems, both legal and technical, which has been dealt with in the papers and during the discussions, as well as the measures which could be envisaged to solve these problems. The Committee drew up a synoptic report which was then submitted to the fourth session of the Symposium. The report, together with the discussions, is included in these proceedings, which have been edited jointly by the European Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of the Monaco Symposium organized jointly by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the OECD European Nuclear Energy Agency, October 7-11, 1968.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

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  • Publication Date: 1968-10

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  • Pagination: 516 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM