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Saturday 5th March 2016, 09:00

On 4-5 March 2016 Darwin College and the University of Cambridge will be hosting an event entitled 'Fukushima Five Years on - Legal Fallout in Japan, Germany and the UK'.

The event comprises a public lecture on 4 March by Prof J. Mark Ramseyer (Harvard) entitled 'Nuclear Power and the Mob: Extortion and Social Capital in Japan', and on 5 March there will be a workshop with keynote speech entitled 'The Law and Economics of Nuclear Risks' by Prof Michael G. Faure (Maastricht).

You can download the event poster and an event programme for more information. The event is further complemented by an outreach exhibition of captivating photographs taken by victims of the disaster, which will be free and open to the public on 5, 6 and 11 March 2016!

 

The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident constitutes the largest civil liability case in legal history. In light of the UK’s nuclear renaissance, Germany’s ambitious energy transition and aiming to identify concrete policy recommendations regarding the prevention, mitigation, and compensation of future accidents, this tri-national workshop addresses the legal challenges and compares the 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.

Convened by Julius Weitzdörfer (JRF, Faculty of Law, Cambridge); Prof Moritz Bälz (Japanese Law and Culture, Interdisciplinary Center of East Asian Studies, Frankfurt) and Dr Ludo Veuchelen (Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics; former President, Safety and Regulation, International Nuclear Law Association).

Venue: The Old Library, Darwin College Cambridge

Registration is obligatory via Eventbrite.

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