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Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.60 Nuclear Energy

Michel Montjoie

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 May 2024

Responsibility of states — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
Given the potentially dangerous character of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, even peaceful uses are today regarded as perilous activities. The possible trans-national effects of a nuclear accident, due to spreading of ‘radioactive cloud’, caused the international community to deal swiftly with the question of international liability in case of nuclear damage. International law does not provide any general rules concerning the harmful consequences of non-prohibited activities.1 The existing domestic provisions on third party liability were considered...
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