Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 80

Complete issue


Judicial Progress in Germany's Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy, The Konrad Repository Decisions of 26 March 2007 by Gunther Kühne

Critical Reflections on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons by Quentin Michel

The "Incentive" Concept as Developed in the Nuclear Safety Conventions and its Possible Extension to Other Sectors by Tammy de Wright


The International System of Radiological Protection: Key Structures and Current Challenges, by Edward Nicholas Lazo

Case law


Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights on the Right to a Fair Trial, in the Litigation Collectif Stop MELOX and MOX versus France (2007)

Decision of the Council of State Quashing a Decree Concerning a Nuclear Installation in Brennilis, for the Want of Public Information and Consultation (2007)

South Africa

Judgement of the Cape High Court in the Case of McDonald and Others versus Minister of Minerals and Energy and Others (2007)

United Kingdom

Decision of the Wick Sheriff Court Fining UKAEA for Plutonium Exposure (2007)

United States

Judgement of the US Court of Appeals on Environmental Analysis of the Effects of Terrorism (2006)

Vacatur of US Court of Federal Claims Decision Regarding Price-Anderson Compensation of Costs in a Private Tort Claim (2007)

National legislative and regulatory activities


Resolution of the National Council on Energy Policy on the Resumption of Construction of a Thermonuclear Plant (2007)


Decree on Technical Enquiries in the Event of Incidents or Accidents Relating to Nuclear Activities (2007)

Order on the Organisation of the General Directorate of Enterprises (GDE) within the Ministry of Industry (2007)

Decree on the Listing of Basic Nuclear Installations (2007)

Decree on Basic Nuclear Installations and Verifying the Nuclear Safety of Radioactive Materials Transport (2007)


Decree Implementing the Council Directive 2003/122/Euratom on the Control of High-activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan Sources (2007)

Amendment to the Environmental Law Decree (2007)


Amendment to the Law on Final Disposal of High-level Radioactive Waste (2007)


Law on the Nuclear Power Plant (2007)


Grand-ducal Regulations on the Protection of the Public Against the Risks Resulting from Ionising Radiation (2006)

Law on Approving the Agreement Between Luxembourg and Belgium Relating to Information Exchange in the Event of an Incident or Accident (2006)

People's Republic of China

Regulations on the Management and Monitoring of Nuclear Safety Equipment for Civilian Use (2007)

Official Reply of the State Council to Questions on the Liabilities of Compensation for Damages Resulting from Nuclear Accidents (2007)


Government Decision on the Monitoring of the Health of Personnel (2007)

Order on Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials During Transport (2007)

Order on Preventive Protection of Nuclear Installations (2007)

Order on the Verification of the Physical Protection System of Nuclear Installations (2007)

Ordinance on the Safe Management of Radioactive Waste (2007)

Government Decision Regarding Financial Resources Necessary for the Safe Management of Radioactive Waste (2007)

Amendment of the Law on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (2007)

Russian Federation

Reform of the Russian Nuclear Power Industry (2007)

Slovak Republic

Atomic Act Amendment on Alternative Financing of the Nuclear Regulatory Body (2007)


Decree on the Control of Radioactive Contamination in the Shipment of Scrap Metal (2007)


Amendment to the Nuclear Energy Act (2007)


Decision on the Merger of Regulatory Authorities (2007)


Law Concerning the Construction and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants and the Sale of Energy Generated from Those Plants (2007)

United States

Final Rule Amending Regulations Applicable to the Licensing of New Nuclear Power Plants (2007)

Final Rule Implementing a National Source Tracking System (2006)

Final Rule on Design Basis Threat (2007)



Law on the Nuclear Power Plant (2007)

People's Republic of China

Official Reply of the State Council to Questions on the Liabilities of Compensation for Damages Resulting from Nuclear Accidents (2007)


Unofficial Translation of the Turkish Law No. 5710 Concerning the Construction and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants and the Sale of Energy Generated from Those Plants (2007)

International regulatory activities

European Union

Council Decision Authorising the Republic of Slovenia to Ratify the 2004 Protocol Amending the Paris Convention (2007)

Council Decision Approving the Accession of the European Atomic Energy Community to the Amended Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (2007)

Council Decision Establishing the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy and Conferring Advantages upon it (2007)

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (2007)

Resolution on the Exclusion of Small Quantities of Nuclear Material from the Application of the Vienna Convention (2007)

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (2007)

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its Supplementary Guidance (2007)

51st IAEA General Conference

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Decision on the Exclusion of Small Quantities of Nuclear Substances from the Application of the Paris Convention (2007)

News briefs

European Atomic Energy Community

Adoption of the Nuclear Illustrative Programme (PINC)

Establishment of the High Level Group – Council Conclusions on Nuclear Safety and Safe Management of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste (2007)

Seminar on the Transposition of Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom on the Supervision and Control of Shipments of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel (2007)

European Nuclear Energy Forum Inaugurated in Bratislava (2007)

European Parliament Report on Assessing Euratom – 50 Years of European Nuclear Energy Policy

G8 Heiligendamm Statement

Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

International Nuclear Law Association

2007 Nuclear Inter Jura Biennial Congress in Brussels

World Nuclear University

List of correspondents

Last updated: 10 December 2009