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Protecting Civil Nuclear Facilities – Do we need better laws?


18 Jan Nuclear power plant Part of New Voices in Global Security

Attacks on civil nuclear facilities by rebel groups and protesters in the past decade, and more recently, the abuse of civil nuclear facilities in Ukraine by military groups during the Russian invasion, have highlighted the lack of effective legal protection of nuclear installations in times of dispute and crisis.

Amelia Stoetzel will map out the current legal landscape around the international law pertaining to civil nuclear facilities. She will highlight its shortcomings, explains their origin, and discuss new forms of legal protection proposed by members of the international and academic community. Past instances will be used to showcase breaches of nuclear installations’ integrity and thus, breaches of current international law. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of the legal ramifications of past instances and proposed improvements to the international law.

Register in advance for this online seminar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the speaker 

Amelie Stoetzel is a PhD student at the Department for War Studies at King’s College London and research assistant in the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS). She holds a bachelors degree in International Relations from Jacobs University in Bremen (Germany) and a Masters degree in Science and International Security from King’s College London.

Amelie’s research relates mostly to nuclear hedging and non-proliferation, as well as security and safeguards considerations of Novel Advanced Reactors and Small Modular Reactors.

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This event is part of the New voices in global security series, which promotes the research of PhD students and Early Career Researchers working both within and beyond the School of Security Studies.

Drawing on cutting edge research, speakers highlight diverse empirical, methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding global security, and engage with questions of equality, diversity and inclusion within the discipline.

At this event

Amanda Chisholm

Amanda Chisholm

Senior Lecturer in Security Studies / Researcher in Gender and Security

Amelie Stoetzel

Amelie Stoetzel

PhD student

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