Dear Dr. Hall, many thanks for raising this. Indeed, I think inclusion of public participation and access to information is the key. There is no particular reason why we didn't include convention in 1998, and yes, I think it should be included! Thank you for your valuable input.
We are conveying 2 points around this topic during WCDRR this week. One is proactive, inclusive risk assessment, and the second is risk disclosure. We believe that every country and their people have the right to decide their own energy policy, but that must be based on appropriate understanding of what sort of risks they are accepting by their decision. This is particularly so for community members living around the close proximity of nuclear power installations. Therefore, we couldn't agree with you that the spirit of the convention in 1998 is highly relevant. Sincere appreciation for raising this!