Bulletin de droit nucléaire Version francaise

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 64, December 1999

DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLES

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The 1968 Brussels Convention and Liability for Nuclear Damage, by Philippe Sands and Paolo Galizzi

Disposal of Radioactive Waste: The Question of the Involvement of the Public under International Law, by Pierre Strohl

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CASE LAW

JAPAN


Decision rejecting application to close down Tomari nuclear power plant (1999)

SWEDEN


Judgement by the Supreme Administrative Court on the closing of Barsebäck 1 (1999)

UNITED STATES


Litigation relating to the Department of Energy’s obligations under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to accept spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste (1998-1999)

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NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

AUSTRALIA


Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations (1999)

AUSTRIA


Federal Constitutional Act for a Nuclear-Free Austria (1999)

BELARUS


Amendments to the Law on Legal Treatment of Territories Contaminated as a Result of the Chernobyl NPP Catastrophe (1999)
Decree on Establishing a Uniform State System of Record-keeping and Control of Personal Exposure Doses (1999)

BELGIUM


Act containing Budgetary and Miscellaneous Provisions (1999)

BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA


Law on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (1999)

BRAZIL


Reorganisation of the Scope of Activities of Different Ministries in the Field of Nuclear Energy (1999)

BULGARIA


Regulation on Planning and Preparedness for Action in the case of a Radiation Accident (1999)

CHINESE TAIPEI


Nuclear Damage Compensation Law (1997)

ESTONIA


Decree on the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (1998)

FRANCE


Orders Establishing Rules Governing the External Dosimetry of Workers Exposed to Radiation and on the Accreditation of Persons Qualified in Radiation Protection (1999)
Decree implementing Article 14 of the Act of 30 December 1991 relating to Research on Radioactive Waste Management (1999)
Decree to implement Article 6 of the Act of 30 December 1991 relating to Research on Radioactive Waste Management (1999)
Decree authorising the Operation of an Underground Laboratory (1999)
Order authorising Électricité de France to Continue Using Water Supplies and Releasing Liquid and Gaseous Waste for the Operation of the Nuclear Installation at Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux (1999)

JAPAN


Amendment to the Law for the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors (1999)
Amendment to the Law on Compensation for Nuclear Damage (1999)

KAZAKHSTAN


Law on Radiation Safety of the Population (1998)

LATVIA


Regulations on Control of Radioactive Contamination in Animal Feeding Products (1999)
Regulations on Radioactive Waste Management (1999)

LITHUANIA


Law on Radiation Protection (1999)
Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste (1999)

NETHERLANDS


Royal Decree on the Transfer of Responsibility for the Implementation of the Nuclear Energy Act(1999)

SLOVENIA


Amendments to the Decree on Imports and Exports of Specified Goods (1999)

UKRAINE


Decree on State Nuclear Regulatory Administration Matters (1999)
Law Authorising the Accession by Ukraine to the 1988 Joint Protocol Relating to the Application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention (1999)


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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY


Resolutions adopted by the IAEA General Conference (1999)

EUROPEAN UNION


Regulation laying down detailed rules for the application of the 1990 Regulation on imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the Chernobyl accident (1999)
Recommendation on a classification system for solid radioactive waste (1999)


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BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

ARMENIA – UKRAINE


Agreement on Technical Co-operation and Information Exchange in the Field of Nuclear
Safety (1999)

BRAZIL – UNITED STATES


Agreement for Co-operation concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1997)

PEOPLE’s REPUBLIC OF CHINA – UNITED STATES


Agreement on Co-operation concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear
Technologies (1998)

CZECH REPUBLIC – GERMANY


Agreement for the Exchange of Information in the Nuclear Energy Field (1999)

CZECH REPUBLIC – RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Supplement to the 1994 Agreement on Co-operation in the Field of Nuclear
Energy (1999)

FRANCE – JAPAN


Co-operation Agreement on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste (1999)

FRANCE – UKRAINE


Agreement on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1998)

ROMANIA – UNITED STATES


Agreement concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1999)

RUSSIAN FEDERATION – SYRIA


Agreement on Co-operation on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Power (1999)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC – UKRAINE


Agreement on Early Notification of Nuclear Accidents, Exchange of Information and
Co-operation in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (1998)

SLOVENIA – UNITED STATES


Renewal of the Arrangement on the Exchange of Technical Information and Co-operation in Nuclear Safety Matters (1999)

SWEDEN – UKRAINE


Agreement on Early Notification of Nuclear Accidents and on the Exchange of Information on Nuclear Facilities (1999)

UKRAINE – UNITED STATES


Extension of the Agreement on Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons from Ukraine (1999)


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MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS

Status of Conventions in the field of Nuclear Energy (1999)

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TEXTS

CHINESE TAIPEI


Nuclear Damage Compensation Law (1997)
Enforcement Rules of Nuclear Damage Compensation Law (1998)
Announcement of the Atomic Energy Council of the Executive Yuan (1998)

 


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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NEWS BRIEFS

INLA, Belgium, France, United States, Uruguay

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LIST OF CORRESPONDENTS

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SUPPLEMENT

LITHUANIA

Law on Radiation Protection (1999)

Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste (1999)


ARTICLES


Page


The 1968 Brussels Convention and Liability for Nuclear Damage, by Philippe Sands and Paolo Galizzi

Disposal of Radioactive Waste: The Question of the Involvement of the Public under International Law, by Pierre Strohl


7


 

29


CASE LAW



JAPAN


Decision rejecting application to close down Tomari nuclear power plant (1999)

SWEDEN


Judgement by the Supreme Administrative Court on the closing of Barsebäck 1 (1999)

UNITED STATES


Litigation relating to the Department of Energy’s obligations under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to accept spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste (1998-1999)

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NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES



AUSTRALIA


Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations (1999)

AUSTRIA


Federal Constitutional Act for a Nuclear-Free Austria (1999)

BELARUS


Amendments to the Law on Legal Treatment of Territories Contaminated as a Result of the Chernobyl NPP Catastrophe (1999)
Decree on Establishing a Uniform State System of Record-keeping and Control of Personal Exposure Doses (1999)

BELGIUM


Act containing Budgetary and Miscellaneous Provisions (1999)

BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA


Law on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (1999)

BRAZIL


Reorganisation of the Scope of Activities of Different Ministries in the Field of Nuclear Energy (1999)

BULGARIA


Regulation on Planning and Preparedness for Action in the case of a Radiation Accident (1999)

CHINESE TAIPEI


Nuclear Damage Compensation Law (1997)

ESTONIA


Decree on the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (1998)

FRANCE


Orders Establishing Rules Governing the External Dosimetry of Workers Exposed to Radiation and on the Accreditation of Persons Qualified in Radiation Protection (1999)
Decree implementing Article 14 of the Act of 30 December 1991 relating to Research on Radioactive Waste Management (1999)
Decree to implement Article 6 of the Act of 30 December 1991 relating to Research on Radioactive Waste Management (1999)
Decree authorising the Operation of an Underground Laboratory (1999)
Order authorising Électricité de France to Continue Using Water Supplies and Releasing Liquid and Gaseous Waste for the Operation of the Nuclear Installation at Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux (1999)

JAPAN


Amendment to the Law for the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors (1999)
Amendment to the Law on Compensation for Nuclear Damage (1999)

KAZAKHSTAN


Law on Radiation Safety of the Population (1998)

LATVIA


Regulations on Control of Radioactive Contamination in Animal Feeding Products (1999)
Regulations on Radioactive Waste Management (1999)

LITHUANIA


Law on Radiation Protection (1999)
Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste (1999)

NETHERLANDS


Royal Decree on the Transfer of Responsibility for the Implementation of the Nuclear Energy Act(1999)

SLOVENIA


Amendments to the Decree on Imports and Exports of Specified Goods (1999)

UKRAINE


Decree on State Nuclear Regulatory Administration Matters (1999)
Law Authorising the Accession by Ukraine to the 1988 Joint Protocol Relating to the Application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention (1999)


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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ACTIVITIES



INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY


Resolutions adopted by the IAEA General Conference (1999)

EUROPEAN UNION


Regulation laying down detailed rules for the application of the 1990 Regulation on imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the Chernobyl accident (1999)
Recommendation on a classification system for solid radioactive waste (1999)


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BILATERAL AGREEMENTS



ARMENIA – UKRAINE


Agreement on Technical Co-operation and Information Exchange in the Field of Nuclear
Safety (1999)

BRAZIL – UNITED STATES


Agreement for Co-operation concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1997)

PEOPLE’s REPUBLIC OF CHINA – UNITED STATES


Agreement on Co-operation concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear
Technologies (1998)

CZECH REPUBLIC – GERMANY


Agreement for the Exchange of Information in the Nuclear Energy Field (1999)

CZECH REPUBLIC – RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Supplement to the 1994 Agreement on Co-operation in the Field of Nuclear
Energy (1999)

FRANCE – JAPAN


Co-operation Agreement on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste (1999)

FRANCE – UKRAINE


Agreement on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1998)

ROMANIA – UNITED STATES


Agreement concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1999)

RUSSIAN FEDERATION – SYRIA


Agreement on Co-operation on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Power (1999)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC – UKRAINE


Agreement on Early Notification of Nuclear Accidents, Exchange of Information and
Co-operation in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (1998)

SLOVENIA – UNITED STATES


Renewal of the Arrangement on the Exchange of Technical Information and Co-operation in Nuclear Safety Matters (1999)

SWEDEN – UKRAINE


Agreement on Early Notification of Nuclear Accidents and on the Exchange of Information on Nuclear Facilities (1999)

UKRAINE – UNITED STATES


Extension of the Agreement on Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons from Ukraine (1999)


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MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS



Status of Conventions in the field of Nuclear Energy (1999)


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TEXTS



CHINESE TAIPEI


Nuclear Damage Compensation Law (1997)
Enforcement Rules of Nuclear Damage Compensation Law (1998)
Announcement of the Atomic Energy Council of the Executive Yuan (1998)

 


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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NEWS BRIEFS



INLA, Belgium, France, United States, Uruguay


91


LIST OF CORRESPONDENTS


95


SUPPLEMENT



LITHUANIA



Law on Radiation Protection (1999)

Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste (1999)