International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)

Next session held in co‑operation with the National University of Singapore (NUS)

26 February-2 March 2018

Programme | List of lecturers

The five-day International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) course is designed to provide participants with a practical and comprehensive understanding of the various interrelated legal issues relating to the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy. This intensive course in international nuclear law addresses the needs and interests of lawyers working in either the public or the private sector but will also be of interest to scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and other professionals working in the nuclear field.

The International Nuclear Law Essentials programme builds on the foundation of the annual International School of Nuclear Law, which the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) co-sponsors with the University of Montpellier in France.

The 2018 INLE session will, for the first time, be held outside of France at the National University of Singapore (NUS).


The INLE programme is conducted under the leadership of Paul Bowden, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer LLP, London, United Kingdom.

Comprehensive lectures are delivered by renowned specialists in nuclear law from international organisations, governments and private industry.

The following subjects are covered during the five-day programme:

  • international radiological protection standards;
  • nuclear safety, regulation and licensing;
  • environmental law and nuclear activities;
  • management of spent fuel and radioactive waste;
  • transport of nuclear materials and fuel;
  • nuclear security: physical protection, illicit trafficking and terrorism;
  • non-proliferation and international safeguards for nuclear materials;
  • liability, compensation and insurance for nuclear damage; and
  • international trade in nuclear materials and equipment.

We invite you to view the programme for the 2018 INLE here. The list of lecturers for the 2018 INLE is available here.

The NEA and NUS will jointly provide certificates of participation to those who attend the course.



The INLE will take place on the NUS Bukit Timah Campus, home to the NUS Faculty of Law and the Centre for International Law (CIL).

National University of Singapore
Bukit Timah Campus
469 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259756

More information about the Bukit Timah Campus can be found here:

Upon confirmation of registration, participants will be provided with an information memorandum containing useful background information for their time in Singapore.


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

Special rates for the INLE have been negotiated with 6 hotels. More information can be found here.

Practical information


Applicants should have at least one year of relevant professional experience and a basic understanding of law as it relates to nuclear energy.


All course instruction and discussion take place in English; all course materials are provided in English. Simultaneous interpretation is not available during the course.

Registration fee

The registration fee for the 2018 programme is EUR 1 900.

The registration fee includes admission for the participant to:

  • the general lecture and discussion sessions; and
  • social events: a welcome reception, a Singapore cultural evening and a group dinner.

Print and electronic reference materials are provided to INLE participants.

The registration fee is not subject to French taxes of any kind.

Costs associated with travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses, insurance and any other miscellaneous items are not covered by the registration fee and shall be borne exclusively by the participant.

The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer only and in full two weeks before the start of the programme. Participation will be confirmed only upon payment in full of the registration fee.

The 2018 application form can be found here.


The NEA will process registration fee refunds only for absence due to medically-certified illness.

Confirmed participants may have the right to transfer their registration to another person or to the next INLE session, subject to certain conditions.

Dress code

The dress code during the INLE is informal; participants may dress casually.

Singapore is hot and humid year round, with the temperature generally above 25°C (77°F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. Humidity is high, and it rains often. While light, comfortable clothing is recommended for outdoor activities, a jacket or sweater may be necessary indoors.


Lunch is not provided as part of the INLE. There is one canteen and two small cafes in the Bukit Timah Campus serving a variety of cuisines, including modest Chinese, Indian, Korean and Thai, as well as salads, sandwiches and pasta. Also, there are a few restaurants and shops within walking distance of the Bukit Timah Campus.

Computer and internet access

Since all of the documents will be available online, participants are encouraged to bring their laptop during the course. Wi-Fi will be available in the classroom.

Questions and contact information

Please contact the Office of Legal Counsel of the NEA by if you have any questions.

Office of Legal Counsel
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
Telephone: + 33 (0)1 45 24 10 35
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 24 11 10

Last reviewed: 10 January 2018