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Dec 04
2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident: The Question of Damages

The HOCHELAGA LECTURES commemorate the life and interests of the anonymous donor’s father. Previous Hochelaga Lecturers have included Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin PC CStJ; Professor Gareth Jones QC; Professor Andrew Burrows QC; Professor Lawrence Lessig; Professor Martha Nussbaum; Professor K. Anthony Appiah; Judge Raul Pangalangan (ICC); Professor Madhavi Sunder; Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart; Professor Bruno Zeller; Justice Peter Roth; Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO; Justice Victoria Bennett; Judge Huang Yongwei, Lord David Pannick QC, Professor Charles Mooney Jr, and Chief Justice James Allsop AO. The first Hochelaga Lecture of 2017 was delivered by Professor Luke Nottage in July. The second Hochelaga Lecture of 2017 was delivered by Dr. Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary-General of the Hague Conference, in September.

 

The Hochelaga Lectures 2017

 

The Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident: The Question of Damages

 

Masato Dogauchi
Professor of Law, Waseda University
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University

 

I. Lecture
Monday, 4 December 2017, 18:00 – 19:00
Room 7.23, 7th Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Tower
Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

II. Seminar
Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 12.30 – 14.00
Room 7.23, 7th Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,
Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

About the Event: 
Professor Dogauchi will lecture on the questions of jurisdiction and applicable law when a nuclear accident causes trans-boundary damage. His lecture on 4 December will do so from the viewpoints of Japanese law, US law, and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. On 5 December, he will discuss the matter from the Hong Kong law perspective, on the assumption that the Convention does not apply, as well as on the assumption that the Convention applies. The lecture and seminar are open to everyone. Attendance at the lecture is not a pre-requisite for attendance at the seminar. For those interested in attending the seminar, the Convention may be downloaded from: https://www.iaea.org/publications/documents/treaties/convention-supplementary-compensation-nuclear-damage.

 

About the Speaker:
Professor Masato Dogauchi is senior counsel at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo. He is also Professor at Waseda University Law School. He specialises in the conflict of laws, international dispute resolutions and international trade law. He is President of the Private International Law Association of Japan. He was Rapporteur for the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Refreshments will be served after the lecture on 4 December 2017
For inquiries, please email Coria Cheng at coria@hku.hk

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