Nuclear Governance

Events
The Project organises seminars, training courses, workshops, and conferences from time to time.
International Nuclear Governance: Nuclear Safety, Security and Newbuild
Mr Denis Flory, former Deputy Director General, Head, Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA
19 September 2017 | Closed-door Session for Singapore Government Officials
Mr Flory, a nuclear governance expert spoke about international nuclear governance in relation to nuclear safety, security and newbuild. This was then followed by an informal discussion. Read more…


Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents: Procedural Implications of the Handling of Mass Tort Claims in a Transboundary Context
Professor Günther Handl, Eberhard P. Deutsch Professor, Tulane University Law School
6 July 2017 | Joint Seminar
Focussing on the examples of domestic procedural laws of the United States, Japan and India to illustrate the different ways in which claims may be processed, Professor Handl addressed the challenges to ensuring prompt and fair compensation for victims of nuclear accidents. Read more…

International Legal Framework for Nuclear Liability – A Coastal State Perspective
Mr Julian Ludbrook, Member, International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX)
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4 May 2017 | Joint Seminar
Mr Ludbrook examined the international nuclear legal liability regime from the perspective of a coastal state like New Zealand, which has no nuclear energy industry and is not a user of energy produced from nuclear reactors. Instead, it is a potential victim of damage from an accident. Read more…

Radioactive Sources: What Can Go Wrong?
Mr Steve McIntosh, Senior Manager of Government and International Affairs, ANSTO
7 April 2017 | Joint Seminar
Mr McIntosh shared his experience as Chair of Expert Group to develop the IAEA Code of Conduct on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and the Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources in 2003 and their subsequent revisions (last updated in 2011). Read more…

Nuclear Liability in practice – The TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPP Accident
Ms Ximena Vásquez-Maignan, Head of the Office of Legal Counsel, OECD/NEA
23 March 2017 | Joint Seminar
Using the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as a case study, Ms Vasquez-Maignan made evident the need for countries in the vicinity of nuclear power plants to be prepared to deal with the legal implications of nuclear accidents as they may affect tens of thousands of lives, result in very large economic loses and cause considerable environmental damage. Read more…
Regulatory and Policy Issues Related to Post-accident Management of Radioactive Waste
Mr Patrick Reyners, former Head of Legal Affairs, OECD/NEA
23 March 2017 | Joint Seminar
Mr Reyners used the example of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster to emphasise the need for authorities to be responsive to the specific circumstances of a nuclear accident. Despite lessons learned from relevant experiences such as TMI-2 and Chernobyl, a nuclear accident is inherently unique. Read more…
Training Course on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage 2017
Dr Nathalie Horbach, Prof Gunther Handl, Mr Anthony Wetherall
17-18 January 2017 | Training Course
The ESI-CIL Nuclear Governance Project organised a two-day training course on civil liability for nuclear damage for Singapore Government officials, which was held on 17 and 18 January 2017 at the Energy Studies Institute. This course is the first of a number of short training courses that the project will run for Singapore’s government officials. Read more…
Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Impediments and Opportunities
Dr Trevor Findlay, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
16 November 2016 | Closed-door Session for Singapore Government Officials
The ESI-CIL Nuclear Governance Project organised a closed-door session on ‘Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Impediments and Opportunities’ for Singapore government officials. The session started with a short presentation by nuclear governance expert Dr Trevor Findlay, followed by an informal discussion. Read more…
Unleashing the Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA
Dr Trevor Findlay, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
16 November 2016 | Joint Seminar
Dr Findlay, a nuclear governance expert, spoke on the triumphs and shortcomings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and suggested areas for overhaul and improvement such as in crucial areas of its governance and mandate, including nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, technical cooperation as well as budget and finance. Read more…
Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Aftermath of Fukushima - International Public Policy and Legal Challenges
Professor Günther Handl, Eberhard P. Deutsch Professor, Tulane University Law School
25 July 2016 | Joint Seminar
Prof Handl spoke on (i) Fukushima's Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) problems and the generic lessons that can be drawn; (ii) why national EPR is a matter of intrinsic international concern; (iii) the current international legal regime bearing on off-site EPR; and (iv) Fukushima's specific implications for EPR policy and law. Read more…
IAEA Sub-Regional Workshop on Nuclear Law for Member States in the Asia and Pacific Region
13-17 June 2016 | Joint Workshop
The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singapore and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) jointly organised the IAEA Sub-Regional Workshop on Nuclear Law for Member States in the Asia and Pacific Region from 13th to 17th June 2016 at University Town located across the NUS Kent Ridge Campus. Read more…
The Governance of Nuclear Energy: Perspectives for Non-Nuclear Countries
Director for International Affairs, French Institute of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (IRSN)
6 April 2016 | Joint Seminar
Marc-Gérard Albert, Director for International Affairs of the French Institute of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (IRSN), spoke on two topics: (i) the soft power of international insight in and leverage on national nuclear programmes; and (ii) managing nuclear accidents and dealing with radioactive contamination. Read more…