Press release
Paris, 24 August 2001


The First International School of Nuclear Law Opens in Montpellier, France with the co-operation of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

The first session of the International School of Nuclear Law, recently established within the University of Montpellier 1 in co-operation with the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), opens in Montpellier on Monday 27 August. Over fifty students from thirty-four countries will attend lectures and practical seminars taught by world-renowned specialists in the field of nuclear law over a two-week period.

The primary objective of this school is to provide high-quality education on the various aspects of this discipline both to law students pursuing their studies at doctoral or masters level and to young legal professionals who are already active in the nuclear sector.

The programme for the summer 2001 session includes classes on the following subjects: protection against ionising radiation; safety of nuclear installations; radioactive waste management; nuclear accidents and radiological emergencies; transport of nuclear materials and fuel; physical protection; non-proliferation; regulation of trade and third party liability and the compensation of nuclear damage.

The school also benefits from the support of the International Nuclear Law Association, the European Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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