Cher30byl – Fuku5hima: Beyond Nuclear – Towards a safe, secure and affordable nuclear free energy future
Fukushima Five Years On – International Workshop
The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident constitutes a technological accident, a humanitarian disaster, and the largest civil liability case in legal history. In light of a recent nuclear renaissance, ambitious energy transitions, and aiming to identify concrete policy recommendations regarding the prevention, mitigation, and compensation of future accidents, this international workshop critically addresses the legal challenges and necessary policy lessons from Fukushima. It will be the first to cover all three legal dimensions of the disaster – in public, private, and criminal law – and will comprise contributions by international experts pioneering their fields, including the regulation of risk, crisis management, nuclear safety, disaster resilience, environmental and energy law, and dispute resolution for victims. Further contributions will treat recent developments in Japan, such as the first judgments awarding compensation for the death of evacuees by suicide and the criminal trial against TEPCO executives for negligent manslaughter.
An international law and policy workshop jointly hosted by:
- The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), Cambridge
- The Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
- Darwin College, Cambridge
- The Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies, Frankfurt
Registration is obligatory and must be completed at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fukushima-five-years-on-legal-fallout-in-japan-lessons-for-the-eu-tickets-21605657102
UK Energy Policy – Late Lessons from Chernobyl, Early Warnings from Fukushima
NFLA are co-organising with the Nuclear Consulting Group (NCG).
Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan at the time of Fukushima
Dr Paul Dorfman of NCG
Dr Tetsuani Iida of the Japan Centre for Sustainable Energy, who will consider the impacts of both incidents on UK and Japanese energy policy, and the ways forward in developing renewable energy futures
Ms Yoshiko Aoki, a manageress of a Fukushima evacuees community centre will also be speaking of the issues still occurring in the Fukushima region
If you would like to attend please use the registration form on the event flyer. Places are very limited for this meeting so we will have to take care in ensuring a good and wide level of participation is possible.
Committee Room 10
The Palace of Westminster