Nuclear Law Bulletin

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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

Volume 2007, Issue 1 You do not have access to this content

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25 June 2007
Also available in: French

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  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  The Universal Legal Framework Against Nuclear Terrorism
Walter Gehr
After the events of September 11, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1373 (2001) which has been called the "Counter-Terrorism Code" of the world, because it creates legal obligations for all 192 Member States of the United Nations.
  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage
Ben McRae
Nuclear power can help address many of our world’s most pressing concerns. It is a clean, reliable, economic source of energy that can be used to meet a significant portion of current demand for energy, as well as anticipated future increases in demand. Increased reliance on nuclear power to generate electricity will permit many millions of people throughout the world to experience an improved and sustainable quality of life. In addition, by decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, nuclear power can alleviate price volatility in energy markets and potential supply shortages and disruptions. Moreover, nuclear power produces large amounts of energy with no atmospheric emissions of pollutants such as NOx or SO2, and no emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2. To address global climate change effectively, nuclear power must play an increasingly important role in meeting our world's energy needs.
  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  International Pooling of Operators' Funds
Norbert Pelzer
Financial security to cover the third party liability of the operators of nuclear installations is nearly exclusively provided by the insurance industry. The recent revision exercises of the international nuclear liability conventions resulted in higher liability amounts and in a broader concept of compensable nuclear damage. This marks a new challenge for the insurance industry: its financial capacity is not unlimited, and there seems to emerge difficulties to cover the new liability in full.
  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  Case Law
Judgement of the Federal Administrative Court on the Konrad Repository Project (2007)
  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  Administrative Decisions
Environmental Court Decision on Initial Measures for the Dismantling of Barsebäck (2006)*
  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  National Legislative and Regulatory Activities

Amendment to the Criminal Code (2004)

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Amendment Act (2006)
Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Act (2006)

Amendments to the Radiation Act and Radiation Decree (2005)

Decree on Securing Financing for Nuclear Charges (2007)
Decree Licensing the Construction of the Basic Nuclear Installation "Flamanville 3" Comprising an EPR Reactor (2007)

Amendment to the Act on Preventive Radiation Protection (2006)
Administrative Provisions on the Supervision of Environmental Radioactivity (2006)
Ordinance on Radioactive Drugs (2007) 
Amendment to the Ordinance on the Treatment of Foodstuffs with Radiation (2006)
European Agreement Relating to the International Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) (2006)
Ordinance on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (2006)
Ordinance to Amend the RID Regulations (2006)
Ordinance on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods on the Rhine and Mosel Rivers (2006)
Amendments to the 1961 Foreign Trade Act and to the 1993 Foreign Trade Ordinance (2006)

Regulations in the Field of Radiation Protection (2003)

Decree on Nuclear Reactor Licensing (2006)

Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act 1998 (Appointment of Competent Authorities) Order (2006)

Decree on Emergency Planning with Regard to the Transport of Radioactive and Fissile Materials (2006)

Covenant Between the Government and the Borssele Operator Concerning the Life Extension (2006)

New Zealand
Consolidated Edition of the 1965 Radiation Protection Act (2005)

Regulation on Ionising Radiation Sources (2006)

Decision Approving the Structure and Organisation of the Romanian Nuclear Agency (2007)
Amendment of the 2003 Decision Approving the Internal Rules of the National Commission for the Control of Nuclear Activities (CNCAN) (2007)
Amendment of the 2003 Ordinance on the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste, including Final Disposal (2007)

Russian Federation
Act on Administrative and Property Management of the Civilian Nuclear Energy Sector (2007)

Slovak Republic
Amendment of the Atomic Act (2007)

Regulation on Monitoring of Radioactivity (2007)

South Africa
Regulations on the Contents of the Annual Public Report (2006)
Regulations on the Keeping of Records (2006)
Regulations on Safety Standards and Regulatory Practices (2006)

Amendment to the Act and Ordinance on Nuclear Activities (2006)

  25 June 2007 Click to Access:  International Regulatory Activities
European Union
Council Directive on the Supervision and Control of Shipments of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel (2006)
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