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Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 56, December 1995

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Articles

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Permanent Commitment to Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, by L. Rockwood ...................... 9 Regulation of Radioactive Waste Management and the Growth of Europe, by P. Bowden ........................................................... 19


Studies

Overview of Nuclear Legislation in Central and Eastern Europe .......... 22


Case law

- Portugal/European Commission Proceedings opposing ENU and the European Commission, Court Decision ... 58 - Switzerland Objection to transport of radioactive fuel by rail - rejected .......... 63 - International Court of Justice The new French nuclear tests dispute ................................... 64


National legislative and regulatory activities

- Argentina Bill on radioactive waste management (1995) ............................ 74 - Belgium Orders on competence of the Minister of the Interior regarding technical safety (1995) .......................................................... 75 - Brazil Organisation of the public authorities (1995) .......................... 76 - Cameroon Radiation Protection Act (1995) ........................................ 76 - France Decree on liquid and gaseous effluent releases from large nuclear installations (1995) ................................................... 77 - Italy New Radiation Protection Decree (1995) ................................. 82 - Japan Various amendments to the nuclear legislation (1995) ................... 88 - Mexico Rules on characteristics of packages for dangerous materials (1995) .... 88 Rules fixing maximum radionuclide contamination limits for imported food (1995) ............................................................ 89 - Sweden Amendment of nuclear legislation (1995) ................................ 89 Amendment of liability limits and financial security (1995) ............ 90 - United Kingdom Creation of new Environment Agency (1995) .............................. 90 - United States New NRC import and export regulations for equipment and material (1995) 91


International regulatory activities

- OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Appointment of judges of the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal .......... 93 Training seminar on the regulation of nuclear safety ................... 93 - International Atomic Energy Agency Resolution adopted at the IAEA General Conference ...................... 94 Safety fundamentals and safety standards for radioactive waste management ............................................................. 95


Bilateral agreements

- Belarus/Poland Agreement on information exchange in case of a nuclear accident (1994) . 97 - Brazil/Russian Federation Agreement on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy (1994) ................ 97 - Bulgaria/Russian Federation Co-operation agreements in the nuclear field (1995) .................... 98 - Canada/Mexico Agreement on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy (1994) ................ 99 - Czech Republic/Russian Federation Co-operation agreement in the nuclear field (1994) ..................... 99 - DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S Korea/United States Arrangements implementing the Agreed Framework of 1994 (1995) .......... 100 - Lithuania/Poland Agreement on early notification of a nuclear accident (1995) ........... 101 - Poland/Russian Federation Agreement on early notification of a nuclear accident (1995) ........... 101 - United States/Euratom New agreement on peaceful nuclear co-operation (1995) .................. 102


Multilateral agreements

Status of Nuclear Safety Convention (1995) ............................. 104 African Co-operative Agreement on Nuclear Science and Technology ....... 106 Argentina/Brazil/ABACC/IAEA Agreement on IAEA Full-Scope Safeguards (1995) ...................................................... 107


Texts

Decisions on indefinite extension of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and Resolution on the Middle East .......................................... 108


Bibliography

Brazil, Germany Tunisia, United Kingdom ................................ 114


List of correspondents

........................................................................ 116


Supplement

Ukraine Law on the Use of Nuclear Energy and Radiation Safety (1995)

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