Nuclear Law Bulletin

Nuclear Energy Agency

English
Frequency
Semiannual
ISSN: 
1609-7378 (online)
ISSN: 
0304-341X (print)
DOI: 
10.1787/16097378
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Published twice a year, the Nuclear Law Bulletin covers legislative developments in almost 60 countries around the world as well as reporting on relevant jurisprudence and administrative decisions, bilateral and international agreements and regulatory activities of international organisations.

Each issue typically includes the following sections: Articles, Case Law, National Legislative and Regulatory Activities, International Regulatory Activities, Agreements, News Briefs, and a Supplement.

Also available in French
 

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  05 Oct 2016 Documents and legal texts
OECD

Brazil
Law No. 13,260 of 16 March 2016

India
The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Act, 2015
Department of Atomic Energy Notification

Japan
Act on Subsidisation, etc. for Nuclear Damage Compensation Funds following the implementation of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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  05 Oct 2016 Multilateral agreements
OECD
Volume 2016 Issue 1
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  05 Oct 2016 Intergovernmental organisation activities
OECD

European Atomic Energy Community
Adopted legally binding instruments
Non-legally binding instruments
International relations

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention)
Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (Early Notification and Assistance Conventions)
Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (Code of Conduct)
Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (ACPPNM)
Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX)
Legislative Assistance Activities

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Five Years after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities
5th session of the International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)
Nuclear Law Committee meeting
NEA publications of interest
New NEA Deputy Director-General and Chief Nuclear Officer
New NEA offices
 

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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  05 Oct 2016 National legislative and regulatory activities
OECD

France
General legislation, regulations and instruments
Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation)
International co-operation

India
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure
Liability and compensation

Ireland
Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning)
Transport of radioactive material
Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation)

Lithuania
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure
Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning)
Radioactive waste management

Luxembourg
Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning)

Slovak Republic
International co-operation
General legislation, regulations and instruments

Spain
Radioactive materials (including physical protection)
Radioactive waste management

United States
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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  05 Oct 2016 Case law
OECD

Canada
Decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal dismissing an appeal related to an environmental assessment of a project to refurbish and extend the life of an Ontario nuclear power plant

Poland
Decision of the Masovian Voivod of 28 December 2015 concerning the legality of the resolution on holding a local referendum in the Commune of Rózan regarding a new radioactive waste repository (2015)

United States
Commission authorises issuance of construction permit for the SHINE Medical Isotope Facility in Janesville, Wisconsin
Commission authorises issuance of combined licences for the South Texas Project site in Matagorda County, Texas

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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  05 Oct 2016 The application of the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context to nuclear energy-related activities
OECD

The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context sets out the obligations to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of decision making. It also lays down the general obligation for parties to notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across national borders. The Espoo Convention was adopted in 1991 and entered into force on 10 September 1997. There are currently 45 states party to the Espoo Convention,2 including 23 countries that are also members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).3 It should be noted that the European Union (EU) is also a party to the Espoo Convention4 and has transposed the provisions related to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure in its legislation,5 thus imposing the Espoo Convention principles on all EU member states.

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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  05 Oct 2016 Towards nuclear disarmament
OECD

Since the dawn of the nuclear era, nuclear disarmament has been one of the highest priorities of the international community in ensuring global peace and security. Accordingly, numerous multilateral and bilateral political initiatives have been launched to fulfil this objective in a comprehensive manner. Many of these political efforts have resulted in the negotiation and adoption of legal instruments, which currently comprise the international legal framework on nuclear disarmament. Despite numerous achievements, this framework appears to be at a turning point. As a matter of fact, recent political and diplomatic tensions have reminded the international community that the far-reaching objective of global nuclear disarmament is under continuous pressure. In this context, is the international legal framework on nuclear disarmament effective?

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6716011ec002.pdf
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  05 Oct 2016 Nuclear third party liability in Germany
Christian Raetzke

The German system of nuclear third party liability has always been, and arguably still is, the object of considerable interest in the international nuclear law community.

Volume 2016 Issue 1
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