State Responsibility for the Exportation of Nuclear Power Technology

45 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2010

Date Written: August 30, 2010


Should nations that export nuclear power plants to developing countries be potentially liable to the people of those countries for catastrophic accidents? Risk of accident can be reduced if international law compels upgrading of safety design and construction of nuclear plants. Both the international law of state responsibility and an international regulatory agency have roles to play.

Keywords: Nuclear accidents, State responsibility, Territorial principle, Denial of justice, Philippine power plant at Napot Point

JEL Classification: K10, K13, K20, K23, K30, K32, K33

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony and Engel, Kirsten H., State Responsibility for the Exportation of Nuclear Power Technology (August 30, 2010). Virginia Law Review, Vol. 74, 1988, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-46, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 10-31, Available at SSRN:

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Kirsten H. Engel

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
520-621-5444 (Phone)

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