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Nuclear Law Bulletin

Nuclear Energy Agency

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.

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Global nuclear law in the making?

Joint exercise of public powers in the nuclear field: the case of the revision of the International Basic Safety Standards

Nuclear Energy Agency

The revision process of the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS), Safety Series No. 115, 1996 (hereinafter referred to as 1996 BSS1) has reached its final stage. After the review of the 1996 BSS in 2005, the revision process started in 2006 and the final draft of the revised BSS2 was submitted to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA or Agency) in August 2011 for approval. Subsequent to the decision of the IAEA Board of Governors adopted on 12 September 2011, the competent organs of the other potential sponsoring organisations also started to adopt or acknowledge, as appropriate, the text, which then will come into force one year after the date of the respective adoption or acknowledgement by the relevant organisation.

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