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22nd INLEX Meeting: Experts Discuss Nuclear Liability Issues

22nd INLEX Meeting

The IAEA Director General established INLEX in 2003 to serve as a forum to discuss nuclear liability issues and to promote adherence to the relevant international legal instruments. (Photo: IAEA)

The IAEA hosted the 22nd meeting of the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) from 6 to 8 September 2022 in Vienna. “I am delighted that we can hold this meeting in person, after the 20th and 21st INLEX meetings were held in a virtual format,” said IAEA Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), Peri Lynne Johnson, who opened the meeting. INLEX consists of experts from around the world, including countries with and without nuclear power plants, and serves as a forum of expertise to advise on all issues relating to civil liability for nuclear damage.

During the meeting, the experts discussed various topics, among others the operator’s right of recourse under the nuclear liability conventions, liability issues concerning small modular reactors, and nuclear liability for nuclear-powered ships. INLEX also considered the relationship between supplementary funding under the Brussels Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) and further steps that could be taken by INLEX to encourage wider adherence to the modernized international nuclear liability instruments.

INLEX Recommendations on how to facilitate a global nuclear liability regime and the revised edition of  'The 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage – Explanatory Texts' are available on the INLEX website.

INLEX was established in September 2003 as an advisory body to the IAEA Director General and assists the IAEA in developing explanatory texts, training materials and conducting outreach activities in the field.

Members of the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) and staff of the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs.  (Photo: IAEA)

Last update: 29 Sep 2022

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