Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 95

Complete issue

Articles

Entry into force of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage: Opening the umbrella by Ben McRae 7
Towards a new international framework for nuclear safety: Developments from Fukushima to Vienna by Emma Durand-Poudret 27
Nuclear arbitration: Interpreting non-proliferation agreements by Peter Tzeng 41

Case law

Slovak Republic

Further developments in cases related to the challenge by Greenpeace Slovakia to the Mochovce nuclear power plant 65

United States

Judgment of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denying requests from petitioners to suspend final reactor licensing decisions pending the issuance of a final determination of reasonable assurance of permanent disposal of spent fuel 66

National legislative and regulatory activities

Canada

Liability and compensation 69

France

Liability and compensation 70
Nuclear safety and radiological protection 71

Greece

Organisation and structure 72

Hungary

General legislation 73

India

Liability and compensation 73

Japan

Liability and compensation 75

Korea

Liability and compensation 77

Lithuania

General legislation 77
Transport of radioactive material 78

Slovak Republic

International co-operation 78
Liability and compensation 78

Slovenia

General legislation 80

Switzerland

Liability and compensation 81

United States

Radioactive waste management 82

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Non-legally binding instruments 85
International relations 87

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) 88
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (JC) 88
The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) 89
International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) 89
Legislative assistance activities 90

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

GIF Framework Agreement extended for ten years 90
Technology Roadmap: Nuclear Energy 90
Steering Committee Policy Debate: Health Effects of Low-dose Radiation 91

Multilateral agreements

93

Documents and legal texts

Canada

Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act 95

Japan

Act on Compensation for Nuclear Damage 119
Act on Indemnity Agreements for Compensation of Nuclear Damage 131

Slovak Republic

Act on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and on its Financial Coverage and on Changes and Amendments to Certain Laws 133

News briefs

29th Plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) – 15 January 2015, Brussels

145

Third IAEA – EU Senior Officials Meeting, Luxembourg, 4-5 February 2015

145

International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), 2016 Congress

146

International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), German Branch, 2015 Nürnberg Conference

147

Nuclear liability for transport – World Nuclear Transport Institute activities

147

Recent publications

Key Developments in Environmental Law (2014), by Stanley D. Berger

149

Nuclear Energy and Liability in South Asia: Institutions, Legal Frameworks and Risk Assessment within SAARC (2015), by M P Ram Mohan

151

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

153

Last reviewed: 1 December 2015