Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 97

Complete issue


Nuclear third party liability in Germany by Christian Raetzke

Towards nuclear disarmament: State of affairs in the international legal framework by Sylvain Fanielle

The application of the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context to nuclear energy-related activities

Case law


Decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal dismissing an appeal related to an environmental assessment of a project to refurbish and extend the life of an Ontario nuclear power plant


Decision of the Masovian Voivod of 28 December 2015 concerning the legality of the resolution on holding a local referendum in the Commune of Różan regarding a new radioactive waste repository (2015)

United States

Commission authorises issuance of construction permit for the SHINE Medical Isotope Facility in Janesville, Wisconsin

Commission authorises issuance of combined licences for the South Texas Project site in Matagorda County, Texas

National legislative and regulatory activities


General legislation, regulations and instruments

Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation)

International co-operation


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

Liability and compensatio


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning)

Transport of radioactive material

Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation)


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning)

Radioactive waste management


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning)

Slovak Republic

International co-operation

General legislation, regulations and instruments


Radioactive materials (including physical protection)

Radioactive waste management

United States

Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Adopted legally binding instruments

Non-legally binding instruments

International relations

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)

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

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention
on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (Early Notification and Assistance Conventions)

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (Code of Conduct)

Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (ACPPNM)

Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX)

Legislative Assistance Activities

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Five Years after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities

5th session of the International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)

Nuclear Law Committee meeting

NEA publications of interest

New NEA Deputy Director-General and Chief Nuclear Officer

New NEA offices

Multilateral agreements

Documents and legal texts


Law No. 13,260 of 16 March 2016


The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Act, 2015

Department of Atomic Energy Notification


Act on Subsidisation, etc. for Nuclear Damage Compensation Funds following the implementation of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

News briefs

European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) Workshop on Promoting Detection Standards in Nuclear and Radiological Security, 30 November and 1 December 2015, Brussels

International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), 22nd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress, November 2016, New Delhi, India

International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) International Conference on "Nuclear Energy's Role in the 21st Century: addressing the challenge of financing", 11-12 May 2016, Paris, France

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

Last reviewed: 22 August 2016