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Civil liability for nuclear damage is governed by two major conventions:
1960 Paris Convention Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (Paris Convention)
1963 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (Vienna Convention)
The conventions share similar core principles:
liability lies exclusively with the operator of the nuclear installation—this removes the need for other parties to take out insurance, such as those involved with the construction and operation of a nuclear installation
the operator's liability is
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