Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 58

Complete issue


Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones: Challenges and Prospects For Non-Proliferation by A Bia

Legal Aspects of the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities: A Comparative View by N Horbach and E Hanenburg

The New 96/29/Euratom Directive on the Basic Safety Standards for the Protection of Workers and the General Public Against Ionising Radiation by J-M Courades

Case law

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons: Preliminary Observations on the Advisory Opinions by P Sands


"GNS petitions the Government of Southern Saxony for compensation for damages for the delayed construction of the depository at Gorleben" by D Czajka

United States

ALARA: Two Court Decisions with Dramatically Different Implicationsby D Wiedis and D E Jose

U S Court of Appeal Rules on the Department of Energy's Obligations Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act by S Angelini

European Commission

Court of Justice and Court of First Instance of the European Communities: The KLE and ENU Cases by A Bouquet

National legislative and regulatory activities


Resolution of the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) (1996)

Decree Concerning the Export of Sensitive Goods and Consequential Services (1996)

People's Republic of China

Collection of Regulations on Nuclear Safety (1995)


Modification of the Nuclear Energy Decree of 1988 Following Membership in the European Union (1996)


Decree Determining the Responsibilities of Nuclear Armed Forces (1996)

Decree Modifying the Categories of Installations for the Protection of the Environment (1996)

Modifying Decree Concerning Basic Nuclear Installations (1996)

Repeal of Orders Concerning the Limits Beyond Which Installations Were Considered as Basic Nuclear Installations (INB) (1996)

Repeal of Order Concerning Radioactive Materials in Special Form (1966)


Harbours Act, Restricting Access of Nuclear Powered Ships or Ships Carrying Nuclear Weapons or Nuclear Materials (1996)


Regulations Concerning the Determination of Radioactivity Levels for Waste Permanently Stored at Surface and for its Incineration (1996)


Revision of the 1986 Radiation Protection Decree (1996)


Decree-Law Relating to the Use of Sealed Radioactive Sources (1996)

Decree-Law on the Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste (1996)


Law Relating to the Regulation, Licensing and Control of Nuclear Activities (1996)

Russian Federation

The Regulation of Nuclear Activities in the Russian Federation (1996)


Royal Decree in Respect of the Indemnification of Nuclear Power Plant Investors Affected by the National Moratorium on Construction of Nuclear Power Plants (1995)

Royal Decree Concerning the Powers of ENRESA, the National Waste Management Organisation (1996)

Royal Decree Setting Quality Control Criteria for Radiodiagnostic Equipment (1995)


Amendment of Ordinance on Radiation Protection (1996)

Ordinance on the Transport of Radioactive Waste (1996)


Draft Law Relating to the Control, Management and Disposal of Waste (1996)


Law on Radioactive Waste Management and Related Legislative Instruments (1995)

United Kingdom

Privatisation of Nuclear Power Stations (1996)

United States

Inflationary Adjustment to Civil Penalties Imposed by the NRC (1996)

Amendment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its Regulations on Decommissioning Procedures (1996)

International regulatory activities

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

The Czech Republic and Hungary Join the Nuclear Energy Agency (1996)

Seminar on the Legal Aspects of Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning (1996)

International Atomic Energy Agency

"Programme 93 + 2" - Strengthening the Effectiveness and Improving the Efficiency of the Safeguards System (1996), by L Rockwood

Revision of the Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (1996) by M Rawl

Resolutions Adopted by the IAEA General Conference (1996)

European Union

The 96/29/Euratom Directive on Radiation Protection (1996)

Bilateral agreements

Austria - Slovenia

Agreement on Early Notification in the Event of a Radiological Emergency, on Nuclear Safety and on Radiation Protection (1996)

France - Russian Federation

Co-operation Agreement in the Field of Nuclear Energy (1996)

Russian Federation - United Kingdom

Co-operation Agreement on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1996)

Norway - Russian Federation - United States

Declaration on Arctic Military Environmental Co-operation (1996)

Multilateral agreements

No Coverage For Nuclear Damage in the Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS), by T Norström

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), by M Opelz

Entry into Force of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (1996)


Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1996)

HNS Resolution on Liability and Compensation for Damage Occurring During the Transport of Radioactive Materials

Bibliography and news briefs

Finland, United Kingdom, NEA, INLA

List of correspondents



1985 Act on the Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes, as revised in 1995


Extracts of the Decree on the Transposition of the Euratom Directives on Radiation Protection