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IAEA Director General's Advisory Group meets in Vienna to discuss Nuclear Liability Issues

18th INLEX Meeting

18th INLEX Meeting taking place at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna from 15 to 17 May 2018.

The International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX), established in 2003 as an advisory body to the IAEA Director General and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs, gathered for its 18th Meeting from 15 to 17 May 2018.

During the meeting, individual members reported on the most recent developments in the field of civil liability for nuclear damage. The Group also discussed liability issues relating to disposal facilities, and concerning the exclusion of radioisotopes that have reached the final stage of fabrication from the scope of the conventions, as well as issues concerning transportable nuclear power plants.

Steve McIntosh, Chairman of INLEX, together with Wolfram Tonhauser, Section Head, and Christelle Drillat, Legal Officer, Nuclear and Treaty Law Section, Office of Legal Affairs. 

INLEX consists of expert members from IAEA Member States with and without nuclear power plants and serves as a forum of expertise to explore and advise on issues related to nuclear liability. INLEX also works to enhance global adherence by nuclear and non-nuclear States to the international nuclear liability conventions and assists in the development and strengthening of the national nuclear liability legal frameworks in IAEA Member States. With the support of INLEX Members, the IAEA Secretariat also carries out, on a regular basis, outreach activities, which include, inter alia, Workshops on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage for interested Member States.

INLEX Recommendations on how to facilitate achievement of 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 Office of Legal Affairs’ web site.

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