Nuclear Matters Ep 4: Fundamentals of Nuclear Safeguards and the Interrelationships between Safety, Security and Safeguards

The CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team is joined in conversation by Dr Charles D Ferguson, Director of Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and former President of the Federation of American Scientists. This episode touches on nuclear non-proliferation and the role of safeguards and the difference between nuclear security and nuclear safeguards. The interrelationships between nuclear safety, security and safeguards are also discussed. This is the fourth and last of a four-part series on the fundamentals of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and their interrelationships.Note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and do not represent the views of the Centre for International Law.

Nuclear Matters Ep 3: Fundamentals of Nuclear Security

The CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team is joined in conversation by Dr Charles D Ferguson, Director of Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and former President of the Federation of American Scientists. This episode addresses the complex question of what is nuclear security and how it differs from nuclear safety including the difference in their accompanying cultures. The role of the design-basis threat assessment in nuclear security planning is also discussed. This is the third of a four-part series on the fundamentals of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and their interrelationships.Note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and do not represent the views of the Centre for International Law.

Nuclear Matters Ep 2: Fundamentals of Nuclear Safety

The CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team is joined in conversation by Dr Charles D Ferguson, Director of Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and former President of the Federation of American Scientists. This episode touches on key nuclear safety concepts such as safety culture and defence-in-depth; the different reactor technologies and their safety features and safety concerns surrounding nuclear waste. This is the second of a four-part series on the fundamentals of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and their interrelationships.Note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and do not represent the views of the Centre for International Law.

Nuclear Matters Ep 1: Backgrounder on the Fundamentals of Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards

The CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team is joined in conversation by Dr Charles D Ferguson, Director of Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and former President of the Federation of American Scientists. In this episode, key concepts relevant to understanding nuclear safety, security and safeguards including the difference between nuclear energy and nuclear power, ionising radiation and the nuclear fuel cycle are discussed. This is the first of a four-part series on the fundamentals of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and their interrelationships.Note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and do not represent the views of the Centre for International Law.

e-Conference: COVID-19 and International Shipping

This panel acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious crisis for the shipping industry. Ships are being denied of services such as survey and certification, while crew and passengers are denied port access for me dical treatment and repatriation. The panellists called for an improvement of the global governance framework of international shipping, in particular under the IMO, and more cooperation not only between States but also between different government agencies and between governments and the shipping industry. On the other hand, COVID-19 offers an opportunity for digitalisation and automation of services and transformation of the maritime workforce. The panellists also addressed humanitarian concerns arising at this time, including the right of seafarers and ship passengers to port access for medical care and other needs. Moderator: Prof Tommy Koh, Panellists: Prof Robert Beckman (CIL), Mr Simon Bennett (ICS), Ms Quah Ley Hoon (MPA) and Prof Koji Sekimizu (Secretary-General Emeritus of IMO). Recorded live on Zoom on 3 June 2020.
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