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Document ID (ISN)111597
CIS number 11-0151
ISBN(s) 978-92-0-111810-3
Year 2011
Convention or series no. IAEA International Law Series No. 4
Title The international legal framework for nuclear security
Bibliographic information International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2011. 23p. Price: EUR 26.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access IAEA_International_Law_Series_No. 4.pdf [in English]
Abstract This publication brings together the primary legally binding international instruments and the internationally accepted non-binding instruments that constitute the international legal framework for nuclear security. It sets out the legislative bases for the mandate of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the area of nuclear security, in order to increase awareness of the Agency's role in facilitating national, regional and international efforts to enhance nuclear security, including measures to protect against nuclear terrorism. It is intended that the overview of the salient provisions of the relevant binding and non-binding instruments will increase the understanding of the existing legal framework governing nuclear security and counter-terrorism and thereby assist States, intergovernmental organizations and other stakeholders in the implementation of those provisions at the national, regional and international level.
Descriptors (primary) IAEA; radioactive substances; nuclear fuels; reactors; safety planning; legislation; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities; national organization; role of government; unsafe acts; terrorism; legal aspects
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceIAEA
Subject(s) Compendia of laws and derivative regulations
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation
Safety supervision
Power generation and distribution