Nuclear law

The goal of the NEA in this area is to help create sound national and international legal regimes required for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including international trade in nuclear materials and equipment, to address issues of liability and compensation for nuclear damage, and to serve as a centre for nuclear law information and education.


  • to assist member countries in the development, strengthening and harmonisation of nuclear legislation that is based upon internationally accepted principles for the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy;
  • to contribute to the modernisation of the international nuclear liability regimes and encourage the strengthening of treaty relations between interested countries to address liability and compensation for nuclear damage;
  • to collect, analyse and disseminate information on nuclear law generally and on topical nuclear law issues.

Programme of work

Programme of work

Nuclear Law Committee (NLC)

Nuclear Law Committee (NLC)

OECD/NEA legal instruments

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Last reviewed: 19 August 2015

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