Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 75

Complete issue


The Reform of the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy and of the Brussels Supplementary Convention, by Roland Dussart Desart
The Proliferation of International Nuclear Law's Actors: Resolution 1540 and the Security Council's Fight against Weapons of Mass Destruction falling into Terrorists' Hands, by Bruno Demeyere
Protection of Nuclear Facilities against Aircraft Crash – Legal Aspects concerning Licensing and Supervision currently under disscusion in Germany, by Ulrike Feldmann 63
Normative Rule Making at the IAEA: Codes of Conduct, by Anthony Wetherall 71

Case law



Judgement of the Council of State on an application for annulment of the Decree of 10 January 2003 authorising Cogema to modify a major nuclear installation (2004)

United States

Ruling in relation to the sale of uranium enrichment services in the United States (2005) 96
Decision concerning the Yucca Mountain repository (2004) 101
Indiana Michigan Power Company v. United States (2004) 106
Natural Resources Defense Council, Snake River Alliance, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation, Shoshone Bannock Tribes v. Abraham (2004) 107

European Union

Judgement of the European Court of Justice in European Commission v. UK (2005) 109

Administrative decisions


Decision on the early shutdown of Barsebäck-2 (2005)

National legislative and regulatory activities


Law Amending and Supplementing the 1999 Law for the Safe Utilisation of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes (2004)
Government Decree on Licensing Procedures for Import/Export of Radioactive Materials (2004)


Order Setting up a Permanent Committee on Nuclear Emergency Response (2005) 112
Resolution of the CNEN on Radiation Protection (2004) 113
Resolution of the CNEN Regarding Security and Radiation Protection Measures in Industrial Mining Installations (2005) 114


Order on Training, Missions and Activities of Persons Specialised in Medical Radiation Physics (2004) 114
Decree on the Use by the IRSN of the National Identification Index of Natural Persons (2004) 114
Order on Individual Medical Record Cards and Individual Dosimetric Information of Workers Exposed to Ionizing Radiation (2004) 115
Order on the Army Radiation Protection Service (2005) 115
Interministerial Order on the Action of the Public Authorities in the Event of an Incident Resulting in a Radiological Emergency Situation (2005) 115


Decree on the Nuclear Installation Management Company SOGIN (2004) 116
Ordinance on Radioactive Waste Management (2005) 117


Japan Atomic Energy Agency Law (2004) 117


Act on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (2005)



Regulations on Radiation Protection and Use of Radiation (2003) 119


Regulation on National Emergency Preparedness Plans (2005) 120


Decree-Law on the General Directorate for Geology and Energy (2004)
Decree-Law on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (2003) 121


Amendment to the Law on the Safe Conduct of Nuclear Activities (2004) 121
Order Providing Specific Measures to Protect Individuals' Health Against Ionising Radiations during Medical Exposure (2004) 121

Norms on Requirements to be Fulfilled by Licensed Operating Staff, Management Staff and Specific Training Staff in Nuclear Installations (2005) 122
Norms on Radiological Safety for Nuclear Medicine Practice (2005) 122
Norms on Licensing Procedures for Nuclear Activities Involving Dual-use Materials, Devices, Equipment and Data (2005) 122
Amendment to the 2001 Law on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (2004)

Russian Federation

Law on the Ratification of the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (2005) 123

Serbia and Montenegro

Criminal Code of Montenegro 123


Amendment to the Act on State Administration (2004)
Amendment to the Act on Protection Against Ionising Radiation and Nuclear Safety (2004) 124
Decree on Radiation Practices (2004)
Decree on Dose Limits, Radioactive Contamination and Intervention Levels (2004) 124

Regulation on Use of Potassium Iodide Tablets (2004) 124
Regulation on Shipments of Radioactive Waste into and out of the EU (2004) 124


Ordinance on Nuclear Energy (2004) 125


Law on Questions Relating to Maintenance of Nuclear Safety (2004) 126
Establishment of a Nuclear Insurance Pool (2003) 127

United Kingdom

Energy Act (2004) 127

International Regulatory Authorities

International Atomic Energy Agency

Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioacitve Sources, by Ann Maclachlan 131
Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material 135

European Union

Commission Regulation (Euratom) on the application of Euratom Safeguards (2005) 135

Mulitlateral Agreements

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Terrorism (2005)
Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol (2005)
Third Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (2005)
Generation IV International Forum (GIF) (2005)
Status of Conventions in the field of Nuclear Energy 139




Act on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (2005) 141

International Atomic Energy Agency

Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors (2004) 151

United Nations

UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) 161

Bibiliography and News briefs

Spain, United Kingdom, United States, NEA, INLA 165

List of correspondents



Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29 July 1960, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964, by the Protocol of 16 November 1982, and by the Protocol of 12 February 2004

Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964, by the Protocol of 16 November 1982, and by the Protocol of 12 February 2004

Last updated: 25 September 2006