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To provide the highest standard of legal services to the Director General, Secretariat, Policy Making Organs and Member States in the development and implementation of Agency activities.

Upcoming Events


IAEA Treaty Event

15-16 September 2015 IAEA Treaty Event

The IAEA's Treaty Event provides an opportunity to deposit instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, or to sign, featured treaties. The Event aims at promoting universal adherence to the most important multilateral treaties for which the Director General of the IAEA is depositary, notably those related to nuclear safety, security and liability for nuclear damage. Read more »


Nuclear Law Institute

28 September-9 October 2015 Nuclear Law Institute

The Nuclear Law Institute was established by the IAEA in order to meet the increasing demand for legislative assistance by Member States. Every year, the Institute offers intensive training for two weeks in Vienna for up to sixty lawyers in all areas of nuclear law and in drafting corresponding national legislation. Read more »

Latest News and Events


Workshop for Diplomats on Nuclear Law

15 June 2015 Workshop for Diplomats

A Workshop for Diplomats on Nuclear Law was held on 15 June 2015 at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The workshop aimed to provide diplomats from Member States with a broad understanding of all aspects of nuclear law, and included presentations on the key international legal instruments relating to nuclear safety, nuclear security, and safeguards, as well as civil liability for nuclear damage. Participants were provided with an overview of the IAEA’s legislative assistance programme. Programme »


Towards a Better Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

29 April 2015 Fourth Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, 27 April 2015

Joining the international regime on civil liability and compensation in case of nuclear damage brings distinct advantages to countries when a nuclear accident affects several Member States. This was the message delivered to participants from 41 countries at this week’s IAEA workshop on the legal aspects of nuclear liability and the international legal instruments available. Read more »


Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Enters into Force

15 April 2015 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Enters into Force

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear damage (CSC) entered into force on 15 April 2015. The CSC was adopted on 12 September 1997 together with the Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage. Read more »


Japan Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

16 January 2015 Japan Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Japan has submitted its instrument of acceptance to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), an important international instrument relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear accident, triggering its entry into force. Read more »