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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 IAEA 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 lawyers in all areas of nuclear law and in drafting corresponding national legislation.
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Latest News and Events


IAEA Organizes Sub-regional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

28 July 2015 IAEA Organizes Sub-regional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

The IAEA in cooperation with the Government of Panama organized a Sub-regional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage in Panama City from 23 to 25 June 2015. Read more →


IAEA Director General Amano Welcomes Italian, Turkish Ratification of Nuclear Security Amendment

8 July 2015 IAEA Director General Amano Welcomes Italian, Turkish Ratification of Nuclear Security Amendment

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed ratification by Italy and Turkey of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), calling it a key step towards reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism. Read more →


Japan Joins Amendment to Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

4 July 2015 Japan Joins the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

On 27 June 2014, Japan deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) with the IAEA.
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Workshop for Diplomats on Nuclear Law

15 June 2015 Workshop for Diplomats

A Workshop for Diplomats on Nuclear Law was held at the IAEA Headquarters with the aim to provide Member States with a broad understanding of all aspects of nuclear law. Presentations included key international legal instruments relating to nuclear safety, nuclear security, safeguards, and 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. 
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Bringing the Realization of a Strengthened Global Nuclear Security Framework Ever Closer

22 April 2015 Bringing the Realization of a Strengthened Global Nuclear Security Framework Ever Closer

The entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) is vitally important to the global nuclear security framework.
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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.
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