The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage and participation by developing countries: A Western Balkans perspective

Ampovska, Marija (2016) The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage and participation by developing countries: A Western Balkans perspective. Balkan Social Science Review, 7. pp. 31-47. ISSN 1857- 8772

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Abstract

On 15 January 2015 Japan signed and delivered the instrument of acceptance of the Convention on supplementary compensation for nuclear damage. This Convention entered into force on 15 April 2015. Since this is an important instrument relating to liability and compensation for damages caused by a nuclear accident, we are interested in the Western Balkans perspective. The majority of the Western Balkans countries (Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, and Republic of Macedonia) are part of the international regime of nuclear liability that was established with the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage from 1963. None of them has deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval for the Convention on supplementary compensation for nuclear damage yet. This paper will try to give argumentation why the Western Balkans should, in future, become part of this new international nuclear liability regime. The new nuclear liability regime is the path to a global regime for dealing with civil liability and compensation for nuclear damage and, for what is more important, it is the way to accomplish that the citizens of both generating States and non-generating States will receive meaningful compensation for nuclear damage promptly with a minimum of litigation and other burdens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Marija Radevska
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 10:29
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/16476

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