Serious legal problems for India in weakening Nuclear Liability


Dangerous for Indian interests.

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The Act does have its flaws but it has raised some key challenges to international liability principles that historically insulated the supplier from liability in practically all situations. It should be borne in mind that these provisions will be interpreted by an Indian court in the context of a nuclear incident. Any watering down of the law by the operator offering waivers of statutory provisions would only increase the ambiguities, and is in no one’s interests, including those of the foreign suppliers.

flag-indiaDon’t waver now on nuclear liability THE HINDU, MOHIT ABRAHAM  M. P. RAM MOHAN , 20 SEPT 13, India’s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Act, 2010 (the Act), was a watershed moment in international nuclear liability jurisprudence because of the unique way in which 

justiceit dealt with supplier liability. Up until this enactment, all liability in relation to a nuclear power plant was channelled exclusively to the…

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