Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 93

Complete issue


Progress towards a global nuclear liability regime

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage and participation by developing countries: A South African perspective by David B. Davies

Fusion energy and nuclear liability considerations by William E. Fork and Charles H. Peterson

Nuclear energy and Indian society: Public engagement, risk assessment and legal frameworks

Case law


Federal Administrative Court confirms the judgments of the Higher Administrative Court of the Land Hesse: The shutdown of nuclear power plant Biblis blocks A and B based on a "moratorium" imposed by the Government was unlawful

List of lawsuits in the nuclear field

Slovak Republic

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

Developments in relation to the disclosure of information concerning the Mochovce nuclear power plant

United States

Judgment of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission resuming the licensing process for the Department of Energy's construction authorisation application for the Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository

Judgment of the Licensing Board in favour of Shaw AREVA MOX Services regarding the material control and accounting system at the proposed MOX Facility

Dismissal by US District Court Judge of lawsuit brought by US military personnel against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in connection with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident

National legislative and regulatory activities


International co-operation

Organisation and structure

Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

Nuclear safety and radiological protection


Nuclear safety and radiological protection

Radioactive waste management

Environmental protection

Liability and compensation

International co-operation


General legislation

Radioactive waste management

Nuclear security


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including emergency planning)


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure


Nuclear safety and radiological protection


Radioactive waste management

Nuclear safety and radiological protection

Slovak Republic

Radioactive waste management

Liability and compensation


Radioactive waste management


Radioactive waste management

United Kingdom

Organisation and structure

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Proposed binding instruments

Adopted legally binding instruments

Non-legally binding instruments

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability

Legislative assistance activities

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Appointment of new Director-General

International experts in Japan to review safety after Fukushima Daiichi

China Atomic Energy Authority co-operation workshop

News briefs

Meeting on "Stress Tests for Nuclear Power Plants in European Union (EU) Neighbouring Countries: Experience and Follow-up", 29 October 2013, Luxembourg

Commission Decision of 18 December 2013 to initiate the procedure laid down in Article 108(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union concerning the Investment Contract (early Contract for Difference) for the Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

26th Plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG), 16 January 2014, Brussels

Stakeholder Conference on "Taking nuclear third party liability into the future: Fair compensation for citizens and level playing field for operators", 20 and 21 January 2014, Brussels

Workshop on the "Lessons learnt following Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) missions", 22 and 23 January 2014, Brussels

Second meeting of Senior Officials of the IAEA and the EU, 21 February 2014, Vienna

Recent publications

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

Last reviewed: 14 October 2014