Dr. Marlies Hesselman


Dr. Marlies Hesselman is Assistant Professor in Public International Law at the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of University of Groningen. She lectures on public international law, international human rights law and international environmental law, and publishes widely on human rights and climate change, international disaster law, environmental health, and access to energy as a new human right.

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Fukushima Nuclear Waste Water Disputes Continued: International Law in Japanese Court?

On 24th August 2023, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) started releasing the ALPS-treated waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean over a period of 30 years. As discussed on this blog before, here and here, the decision led to strong international responses from neighbouring States, such as China and South…

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