Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 86

Complete issue


Between Shadow and Light: The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Forty Years On, by Abdelwahab Biad 5
Competition Law and the Nuclear Sector: An EU Outlook, by Miguel Sousa Ferro 13
The Brussels I Regulation and Liability for Nuclear Damage, by Jakub Handrlica 29
Deliberations on Compensation and Remediation of Nuclear Damage to the Environment, by Norbert Pelzer 49
International Court of Justice on Potential Transboundary Damage and its Consequences in Nuclear Law, by Marie Cletienne 59

Case law


Criminal Court decision respecting attempted export of nuclear-related dual use items to Iran: Her Majesty the Queen vs Yadegari (2010) 67

Czech Republic

Supreme Administrative Court on the legal status of CEZ (2010) 70

National legislative and regulatory activities


Amendment to the Act on the Safe Use of Nuclear Energy (2010) 75


Law on the new organisation of the electricity market (2010) 75


Amendment to the Atomic Energy Act extending the operating lifetime of nuclear power plants (2010) 76
Amendment to the Reliability Assessment Ordinance (2010) 76
Amendment to the Ordinance on Persons Responsible for Nuclear Safety and on Reportable Events (2010) 77
Amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (2010) 77


Decree transposing European Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom (2010) 77


Civil Nuclear Liability Act (2010) 78


Amendment to Article 35 of Law 111/1996 regarding new tasks of CNCAN (2010) 80
Order approving norms regarding the radiological monitoring or recyclable metal materials (2010) 80


Establishment of the Agency for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (2009) 80


Rules on operational safety of radiation and nuclear facilities (2009) 81
Rules on radiation and nuclear safety factors (2009) 82
Act on Liability for Nuclear Damage (2010) 82


Abolishment of the Act on phasing out of nuclear energy (2010) 84
Act on Liability and Compensation for Nuclear Damage (2010) 85

United States

Final rule on the independent storage of spent nuclear fuel (2010) 85
Status of the high-level waste repository programme (2010) 86
Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act (2010) 86
Final rule on the export and import of nuclear equipment and material (2010) 87

International regulatory activities

International Atomic Energy Agency

54th IAEA General Conference 89

Bilateral and Multilateral agreements



IAEA – Handbook on Nuclear Law, Implementing Legislation (2010) 107

News briefs

European Atomic Energy Community

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on medical applications of ionizing radiation and security of supply of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine (2010) 107
BNLA-EC Workshop on Prospects of a Civil Nuclear Liability Regime in the EU (2010) 108

European Nuclear Safety Training and Tutoring Institute

Creation of new training institute (2010) 108

International Atomic Energy Agency

Global Nuclear Fuel Bank (2010) 109

International Nuclear Law Association

20th Nuclear Inter Jura (2011) Conference organised by German branch of INLA (2011) 110

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

New education programme in international nuclear law (2011) 110
OECD and NEA membership (2010) 111

United Nations

Review conference of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (2010) 111

List of correspondents

Last reviewed: 6 August 2012