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A European Legal Framework for Nuclear Liability
A European Legal Framework for Nuclear Liability

A European Legal Framework for Nuclear Liability

Rethinking Current Approaches

Ius Commune: European and Comparative Law Series


250 Pages, 6.77 x 9.29

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $106.00 (US $106.00) (CA $143.00)

Publication Date: November 2015

ISBN 9781780683553

Rights: US & CA

Intersentia (Nov 2015)

Price: $106.00


A European Legal Framework for Nuclear Liability discusses nuclear liability and the interplay of the different stakeholders involved in the nuclear sector. It highlights shortcomings of the current liability regimes, suggests alternatives and calls for a more active role of the European Union in the area of nuclear liability. Contrary to existing literature, it refocuses the discussion of nuclear liability in the European Union away from the Euratom Treaty, arguing that the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union could also provide a sufficient legal basis for a European nuclear liability regime.The book presents a proposal for a harmonised European liability regime and discusses possibilities to enhance the feasibility of such a reform. It calls for a stronger involvement of the public in the nuclear sector and emphasises the intrinsic link between effective safety regulation and liability and compensation mechanisms. It also describes the need to find ways in which safety regulation and liability rules can mutually reinforce each other.This book sets out the regulation of nuclear energy and pressing legal questions to do with the commercial exploitation of nuclear energy. Equally it will be of interest for government officials, policy advisors, environmental agencies and other practitioners in the nuclear sector.

Author Biography

Tobias Heldt was born in 1986 in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany. In 2010 he graduated as a Bachelor of Laws from Maastricht University. Aft erwards he stayed at Maastricht University to follow the Master Program of Globalisation and Law with a specialisation in Corporate and Commercial Law. He graduated cum laude in 2011 and joined the Maastricht Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO) in October of that year to conduct his doctoral research. Next to his work at Maastricht University he was also working as a Legal Adviser for the Nuclear Research Center (SCKCEN) in Mol, Belgium.