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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  20 Mar 2015 News briefs
OECD
Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec009.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 Multilateral agreements
OECD

In an effort to reach a wider audience and keep the information regarding the status of multilateral agreements more up-to-date, this content has been moved online and is available at: www.oecd-nea.org/law/multilateral-agreements.

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec008.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 Intergovernmental organisation activities
OECD

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

International Atomic Energy Agency
Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)
58th regular session of the IAEA General Conference
IAEA Treaty Event
Side event on "The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) – in the Context of the Global Nuclear Liability Regime" Legislative assistance activities
Nuclear Law Institute

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Steering Committee approves decommissioning exclusion
European Nuclear Energy Tribunal (ENET) Judges approved
High-level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR)
Joint Declaration
The Characteristics of an Effective Nuclear Regulator

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec007.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 National legislative and regulatory activities
OECD

Algeria
Nuclear security

France
Radioactive waste management
Nuclear safety and radiological protection
General legislation
International co-operation

Germany
International trade

Indonesia
Nuclear security
General legislation

Ireland
Nuclear safety and radiological protection
General legislation

Lithuania
Nuclear security
Nuclear safety and radiological protection

Slovak Republic
International co-operation
Liability and compensation
Environmental protection

Switzerland
Radioactive waste management

United Arab Emirates
Liability and compensation

United States
Radioactive waste management
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure
 

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec006.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 Case law
OECD

Canada
Judgment of the Federal Court of Canada sending back to a joint review panel for reconsideration the environmental assessment of a proposed new nuclear power plant in Ontario

France
Conseil d’État, 24 March 2014 (Request No. 358882)
Conseil d’État, 24 March 2014 (Request No. 362001)

Slovak Republic
Further developments in cases related to the challenge by Greenpeace Slovakia to the Mochovce nuclear power plant
Developments in relation to the disclosure of information concerning the Mochovce nuclear power plant

United States
Initial Decision of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Ruling in Favour of Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC (NINA) Regarding Foreign Ownership, Control or Domination

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec005.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 Draft Federal Act of the Russian Federation"The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and its Financial Security"
Yulia Lebedeva

The use of nuclear power by states in the modern world requires supplements to international law through the development of national legislation on civil liability for nuclear damage and compensation. The situation in the Russian Federation is no exception. Russian law on civil liability for nuclear damage has not fully evolved, and currently, there is no specific law covering liability for nuclear damage, nor is there a law regarding the financial and insurance mechanisms for compensation. Instead, the current laws establish a state system of benefits and compensation for damage to health and property of citizens.

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec004.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 Challenges facing the insurance industry since the modernisation of the international nuclear third party liability regime
Alain Quéré

The modernisation of international conventions governing third-party liability in the nuclear field is essentially an attempt to resolve certain shortcomings whilst setting out higher compensation sums and extending the cover for nuclear damage for which compensation is payable. The latest convention revisions occurred in 2004 and led to the adoption of protocols amending the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy1 and the Brussels Convention supplementing the Paris Convention.2 However, the substance of the current regimes is largely the result of conventions drawn up in the 1960s and, in the eyes of the general public, the changes made in 2004 are mainly concerned with increasing the compensation sums.

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec003.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 The legal status of nuclear power in Germany
Thomas Mann

Over the past 15 years, political attitudes in Germany towards the nuclear industry have been characterised less by consistency than by some major policy shifts, and the same can be said for the legislation born of these attitudes. Although a number of these about-turns were predictable, others were less so because of their dependence on external factors.

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec002.pdf
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  20 Mar 2015 Facilitating the entry into force and implementation of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
Peri Lynne Johnson

While the responsibility for nuclear security at the national level rests entirely with each state, international co-operation can be crucial in helping states to fulfil their nuclear security responsibilities and obligations. The central role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in strengthening the nuclear security framework and leading the co-ordination of international activities in the field of nuclear security is now widely recognised.1 Although much has been done to help states in improving nuclear security, by and under the auspices of the IAEA and other intergovernmental organisations, nuclear terrorism has gained a global recognition as one of the most challenging threats to global security in the 21st century.

Volume 2014 Issue 2 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714021ec001.pdf
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  21 Nov 2014 News briefs
OECD

The European Commission organised on 29 October 2013 a meeting in Luxembourg with participation of EU neighbouring countries that had not been fully involved in the European stress tests (Armenia, Belarus and Turkey), as well as from the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group. The Russian Federation was also invited but declined participation. The meeting provided a good opportunity to present and discuss the status of the stress tests already performed or planned in these countries with existing nuclear power plants such as Armenia or for those like Belarus and Turkey that are planning new nuclear projects.

Volume 2014 Issue 1 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/6714011ec008.pdf
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