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, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 526–528 | Cite as

Characteristic features of the legal relations concerning compensation for injuries caused by the chernobyl accident

  • K. F. Bychkova
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Abstract

This article is devoted to the legal relations between the State and citizens who were victims of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Their characteristic features consist in the fact that the government as the constitutional guarantor and owner of nuclear power plants is responsible for the harm done due to radiation. The method of compensating for radiation damage in the form of compensations and benefits for harm to property and health of the victims was not known to the acting legislature before April 26, 1986. Compensations and benefits are also given to categories of citizens who are healthy and capable of working but were subjected to irradiation for risk of possible radiation-induced injury appearing in the future. 5 references.

Keywords

Social Security Nuclear Power Plant Social Protection Chernobyl Accident Federal Budget 
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References

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    Law of the Russian Federation “On the social protection of citizens subjected to irradiation as a result of the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant” (with subsequent changes and additions)—Register of the Congress of the People's Deputies of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation, 1991, No. 21, article 699; 1992, No. 32, article 1861; Code of Laws of the Russian Federation, 1995, No. 48, article 4561; 1996, No. 51, article 5680.Google Scholar
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    Decree of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation dated December 1, 1997 “Concerning the verification of the constitutionality of individual provisions of article 1 of the Federal Law dated November 24, 1995 “On the introduction of changes and additions in the law of the Russian Federation “On social protection of citizens subjected to irradiation as a result of the catastrophe at the Cherobyl nuclear power plant,” Code of laws of the Russian Federation, 1997, No. 50, article 5711.Google Scholar
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    E. E. Machul'skaya,Social Security Law [in Russian], Knizhnyi mir, Moscow (1998), pp. 13–14.Google Scholar
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    International Chernobyl Project. Assessment of Radiological Consequences and Protective Measures. Report of the International Consulting Committee, Izd. At., Moscow (1991), p. 91.Google Scholar
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    Federal Law “On introduction of changes and additions in legislative acts of the Russian Federation on compensation for injury to workers due to crippling, professional illnesses, or other damage to health due to performance of profesional duties,” Code of Laws of the Russian Federation, 1995, No. 48, article 4562.Google Scholar

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