“Nuclear Law in Motion” [update]

June 15, 2017

Save the date for the 15th Regional Conference of the German Branch of INLA, which will be held in Bonn (Germany) from 28 to 29 September 2017!  [Registrations open!]

We are pleased to announce that the German Branch of INLA is organizing the 15th Regional Conference, which will take place in Bonn (Germany) from Thursday 28 to Friday 29 September 2017.

The conference programme will cover issues of nuclear law which are currently hot on the agenda, both in Germany and internationally. At the same time, it will also try to contribute to further enlight-enment in some areas of nuclear law which are under permanent development. The programme will offer the opportunity for vivid discussion and for net-working.

The conference languages are German and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

[update!] Registrations open!

Click here to see “Call for Registrations”

Click here to see “Registration sheet”

See the website of the German Branch of INLA: http://www.deutsche-inla.de/

[update!] PROGRAMME

Click here to see full “Programme of the conference”


Wednesday, 27 September 2017 – Pre-conference dinner

Restaurant Em Höttche, Das historische Gasthaus am Rathaus, Markt 4,

53111 Bonn (www.em-hoettche.de/index.htm). Dinner not included in the conference fee.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 – First Day
09:00 INLA Board Meeting (by invitation only)
11:30 Welcome desk and registration open

Walking lunch


13:00 Opening session

  • Dr. Christian Raetzke, Chairman of the German Branch of AIDN/INLA

Welcome and introduction

  • Jacques Lavoie, President AIDN/INLA

Message to auditorium


First Working Session

Nuclear Waste Management – Responsibility and Liability

Chair: MinR Dr. Hans-Christoph Pape, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

Session secretary: Torsten Gierke, GNS

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Ludwigs, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg – The Act on the Reorganization of Responsibility in Nuclear Waste Management – core content and open questions.
  • Dr. Christian Müller-Dehn, PreussenElektra – Implementation of the Act on transfer of disposal tasks – regulatory issues.
  • Dr. Anton Burger, Oxera – Economic analysis and state aid in the nuclear industry – Lessons learned from the ex-ample Hinkley Point for the Reorganization of Responsibility in Nuclear Waste Manage-ment in Germany.
 15:15 Coffee break

Second Working Session

Nuclear Third Party Liability, with a focus on transport of nuclear material

Chair: Mark Tetley, Price Forbes

Session secretary: Justin Franken, DKVG

  • Achim Jansen-Tersteegen, DKVG – Current problems of liability for transport of nuclear substances.
  • Khalil Bukhari, INS, UK – Liability for cost of recovery of nuclear material after transport incidents.
  • Kaan Kuzeyli, OECD-NEA – Liability under the PC for transport of nuclear material to or from a non-convention state.
  • Ximena Vasquez-Maignan, OECD-NEA – Status of the work of the NEA Working Party on Deep Geological Repositories and Nu-clear Liability.
18:00 End of the first day
19:00 Dinner on a Rhine riverboat
Friday, 29 September 2017 – DAY TWO
08:30 Welcome Coffee

Third Working Session

Legal issues in radiation protection, main-ly regarding EU Basic Safety Standards, dismantling and waste disposal

Chair: Dr. Norbert Peinsipp, MinR a.D.

Session secretary: Sidonie Royer-Maucotel, CEA

  • RDir’in Dr. Goli-Schabnam Akbarian, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Re-aktorsicherheit – The new German Act on Radiation Protection
  • Brigitte Röller, Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft – Release of radioactive substances from regulatory control and subsequent disposal.
  • Martina Froning, FZ Jülich – Multidisciplinary European Low Dose Initiative (MELODI).
  • Mark Callis Sanders, Sanders Engineering, US – Low Dose Radiation Health Effects and the US-NCRP report „Deriving Organ Doses and their Uncertainty for Epidemiological Studies“.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Panel discussion

National developments and challenges in the field of legal requirements for final disposal

  • Dr. Sara Maciel Sánchez, Martínez & Maciel Nuclear Law Firm, Mexico,
  • Judit Silye, Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, Hungary,
  • Lisa Thiele, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada,
  • Nuria Prieto Serrano, ENRESA, Spain,
  • MinDir a.D. Hubert Steinkemper, Commission Storage Highly Radioactive Waste, Germany,
  • Jay Kraemer, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, USA,
  • Hanns Näser, Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany.
12:00 Mittagessen und Führung, Akademisches Kunstmuseum der Uni Bonn

Fourth Working Session

Current tendencies in international nuclear law

Chair: Stephen Tromans QC, UK

Session secretary: tba

  • Jay Kraemer, FriedFrank, USA – Development of US nuclear law in the Trump Era.
  • Ian Salter, Burges Salmon, UK – Legal Implications of Brexatom from a UK perspective.
  • Marc Beyens, Engie Electrabel, Belgium – Cross-border Lawsuits filed against continued operation of certain Belgian NPPs.
16:30 Closing the conference


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