Time: 11:46 - 1:00pm Venue: Room 3.1, Centre For Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A
The Energy Law Institute is pleased to announce it's third Friday Lecture Series on the 13th March 2020. The lecture will discuss 'International Nuclear Law' and delivered by Stephen Tromans QC, barrister specializing in Energy and Environmental Law.
The law governing nuclear energy has many unique features which reflect the nature and special features of nuclear fission as a source on energy. From the inception of nuclear energy, states have enacted special laws to control and manage to risks presented by the technology. This now reflected in the many international conventions which deal with issues such as safety, security, non-proliferation, accidents and their consequences, waste management, liability and insurance. Having provided an overview of these topics the lecture will look at the role of nuclear energy in a world transitioning away from carbon-based economies, its geopolitical significance, and public attitudes to nuclear risks in the light of major accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.
Stephen Tromans QC is a barrister specialising in energy and environmental law. He has worked in the field of nuclear energy since the early 1990s and is the author of the leading UK textbook on the subject. He is a member of the Government’s advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.
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