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Nuclear Law in Europe: Issues and Challenges Discussed at IAEA Workshop in Vienna

17 November 2017 Nuclear Law in Europe: Issues and Challenges Discussed at IAEA Workshop in Vienna
A regional workshop on Nuclear Law for European Member States was held in Vienna from 6 to 10 November 2017. In his opening remarks, Wolfram Tonhauser, Section Head, Nuclear and Treaty Law Section of the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs, noted that “the need for this type of forum has become evident in recent years, particularly as countries in the region seek to revise their legislation to reflect the most recent developments in nuclear law”. Read more → ::
 

Diplomats in Vienna Briefed on Nuclear Law

27 October 2017 Member States' Adherence to Treaties Strengthens Nuclear Safety and Security
Diplomats were briefed this week on nuclear law during a “Workshop for Diplomats on Nuclear Law” conducted by the IAEA at its headquarters in Vienna. In her opening remarks Ms Peri-Lynne Johnson, Director of the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs, explained that the objective of the workshop was to provide an overview of the essentials of nuclear law and highlighted that such workshops are conducted periodically to give diplomats posted in Vienna the opportunity to gain further knowledge in this field. Read more → ::
 

Member States' Adherence to Treaties Strengthens Nuclear Safety and Security

18 September 2017 Member States' Adherence to Treaties Strengthens Nuclear Safety and Security
Three countries took key actions today to strengthen nuclear safety and security. On the margins of the IAEA General Conference, Bolivia, Monaco and Syria each deposited a legal document related to treaties under the IAEA’s auspices. “I am very pleased that this Treaty Event provides an opportunity for countries to present instruments expressing consent to be bound by these important treaties,” said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the event. Read more → :: Photo Gallery
 

IAEA Legal Experts Share Knowledge at the International School of Nuclear Law

28 August 2017 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
Spreading knowledge about nuclear law is an important part of the work of the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs. Furthermore, this is necessary to ensure that the next generation of leaders in the nuclear field are prepared for the legal challenges they may face. As part of these efforts, IAEA Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs Peri L. Johnson delivered an opening lecture on The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency at the International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL) at the University of Montpellier, France, on 21 August 2017. Read more → :: International School of Nuclear Law

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) Holds 17th Meeting

11 May 2017 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
The 17th meeting of the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) was held from 9 to 11 May 2017 at the IAEA Headquarters. INLEX serves as a forum of expertise to explore and advise on issues related to nuclear liability. It also works to enhance global adherence by nuclear and non-nuclear States to an effective nuclear liability regime, on the basis of the nuclear liability Conventions adopted under the auspices of the IAEA and OECD/NEA. Additionally, INLEX assists in the development and strengthening of the national nuclear liability legal frameworks in IAEA Member States. In that context, INLEX Members participate in regional workshops on civil liability for nuclear damage organised to provide an introduction to the international nuclear liability regime and advise on the development of national nuclear liability legislation. The next workshop will be held from 7 to 9 June 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay for Latin American Countries. Read more → :: Photo Gallery

IAEA Experts Participate in International Nuclear Law Conference in New Delhi

15 November 2016 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
Senior nuclear law specialists from the IAEA recently participated in the 22nd Biennial Congress of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA). The Congress is a leading international conference on legal issues relating to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The conference was held from 7 to 11 November 2016 and hosted by the Nuclear Law Association, India in New Delhi.
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Member States’ Commitment to Treaties Strengthens Nuclear Safety and Security Globally

26 September 2016 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
Three countries took key actions today to strengthen nuclear safety and security worldwide. On the margins of the IAEA General Conference, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan and Lesotho deposited four legal documents related to treaties under the IAEA’s auspices.
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Strengthening Nuclear Law in Asia and the Pacific: IAEA Legal Workshop in Singapore

30 June 2016 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
The importance of having an adequate national nuclear legal framework in place, as well as IAEA legislative assistance in establishing and maintaining up-to-date national legislation were among the issues that over 50 legal experts from 19 IAEA Member States discussed during a sub-regional workshop hosted in Singapore recently.
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Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

25 May 2016 Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
Understanding the ins and outs of civil liability and compensation in case of nuclear damage is key if a nuclear incident affects several States, learned participants at an IAEA workshop on the legal aspects of nuclear liability and the international legal instruments available.
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Eight Questions and Answers on the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

8 May 2016 Six Questions and Answers on the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
The Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) entered into force on 8 May 2016. Described by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano as "the single most important step which the world can take to strengthen nuclear security," it expands the scope of the Convention adopted in 1979. The following FAQs explain the significance of and background to the Amendment.
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New Nuclear Security Agreement will Reduce Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

8 May 2016 New Nuclear Security Agreement will Reduce Risk of Nuclear Terrorism
Following the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) today, the international community must focus on its implementation, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.
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IAEA Director General Welcomes New Nuclear Security Agreement

6 May 2016 IAEA Director General Welcomes New Nuclear Security Agreement
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano hosted a public event to mark the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a landmark agreement aimed at strengthening global nuclear security and reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism. The Amendment enters into force on 8 May 2016.
Director General Statement → :: Video: Director General Statement → :: Photo Gallery → :: Media Advisory → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: FAQs →

30 Years after Chernobyl: IAEA Continues to Support Global Efforts to Help Affected Regions

26 April 2016 30 Years after Chernobyl: IAEA Continues to Support Global Efforts to Help Affected Regions
In the months following the Chernobyl accident, two agreements related to nuclear safety came into force: the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, which significantly strengthened the global nuclear safety regime. Ten years later, in 1996, the Convention on Nuclear Safety came into force, further strengthening nuclear safety.
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IAEA Director General Welcomes Belarus' Use of IAEA Review Services in Preparation for Nuclear Power

19 April 2016 IAEA Director General Welcomes Belarus' Use of IAEA Review Services in Preparation for Nuclear Power
During his visit to Belarus, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed assurances from his hosts that Belarus would in the near future join the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a key nuclear security agreement that will come into effect on 8 May 2016.
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: Country Factsheet: Belarus →

 

International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Sustaining Improvements Globally

11 April 2016 International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Sustaining Improvements Globally
In his statement at the International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: Sustaining Improvements Globally in Vienna, Austria, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano encouraged all countries with nuclear power programmes to become parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), and also urged all countries to adhere to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), which makes it legally binding to protect nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport.
Read more → :: Director General Statement → :: CNS → :: CPPNM Amendment →

Key Nuclear Security Agreement to Enter Into Force on 8 May

8 April 2016 Key Nuclear Security Agreement to Enter Into Force on 8 May
A nuclear security agreement that will take effect on 8 May will reduce the risk of a terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant and make it harder to smuggle nuclear material.
Read more → :: Video: Director General Statement → :: Photo Gallery: CPPNM → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: CPPNM Amendment: Status List →

Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Entry Into Force of CPPNM Amendment

8 April 2016 Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Entry Into Force of CPPNM Amendment
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has delivered a statement on the imminent entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. The Amendment makes it legally binding for countries to protect nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport.
Read more → :: Video: Director General Statement → :: CPPNM Amendment → :: CPPNM Amendment: Status List →