International Journal of Nuclear Law

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Wolf-Georg Schärf
ISSN online: 1741-6396
ISSN print: 1741-6388
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The matrix of laws and regulation which were established at the beginning of the nuclear industry does not lend itself to uniform categorisation. Nuclear law is in a continuous state of flux in order to adjust to technological developments and to manage the issues associated with their use. Considered as a reference work for both professionals and academics in the field of nuclear law, IJNucL provides up-to-date information on all major developments falling within the domain of nuclear law.


 Topics covered include

  • Origins, uniqueness of nuclear law
  • Legislative process
  • Regulatory bodies, licensing, inspection, enforcement
  • Radiation protection, emergency preparedness/responses
  • Nuclear safety/regulation/prevention; management of nuclear accidents
  • Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Concept of Nuclear Safety Culture
  • Convention on Early Notification and the Convention on Assistance
  • Trade/transport of nuclear materials/equipment
  • Specificity of nuclear trade rules
  • Constraints imposed on international nuclear trade by nuclear export control regimes
  • Competition/deregulation: competition law in the nuclear field
  • Reliability of contractual relations in international nuclear trade
  • Legal status of repositories for long-lived radioactive waste
  • Nuclear liability/cover
  • International law issues raised by global terrorism

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The goals of IJNucL are to provide a forum for thoughtful analysis focusing on issues of concern to nuclear law and regulations, to arrange for and promote studies and the knowledge of legal problems related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy under the special aspects of the protection of man and his environment, to help promote the exchange of information and to contribute the development of legislation governing the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. IJNucL will draw together, analyse and propagate on a world-wide basis, information on nuclear legislation, jurisprudence, international agreements, other relevant developments in the field of nuclear law.


Managers, legal practitioners, judges and academics, researchers, scholars, law firms, university law libraries, policy-makers, government agencies and departments, institutions.


IJNucL will publish high quality theoretical and practical issues, critical analysis of current issues from a wide variety of topics refereed and written to the highest standards, providing innovative and authoritative appraisals of current and emerging concepts, policies and practice about nuclear law. The journal style and dialogue will be inclusive and attempt to involve all those who are interested in issues of nuclear law.

IJNucL publishes original papers, theoretical (literature review based), empirical (work surveys and case studies) critically reflective work (thought-leadership commentaries) describing and developing pertinent insights into the broad subject matter, conference reports, relevant reports and news, book reviews and briefs. Commentaries on papers and reports published in the Journal are encouraged. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to the commentary on their work before the entire treatment is published.



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    Honorary Editor in Chief

  • El Baradei, Mohamed, , Austria

    Editor in Chief

  • Schärf, Wolf-Georg, , Austria

Regional Editor Africa

  • Elk, Rodney, National Nuclear Regulator, South Africa

Regional Editor Europe

  • Horbach, Nathalie, , Netherlands

Regional Editor Latin America

  • Puig, Diva E., Instituto Militar de Estudios Superiores, Uruguay

Regional Editor North America

  • Brown, II, Omer F., Harmon, Wilmot & Brown, L.L.P., USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Asgarkhani, Abu Mohammad, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Bekker, Pieter H.F., Crowell & Moring LLP, USA
  • Berger, Stanley, Ontario Power Generation Inc., Canada
  • Dajani, Mahdi, , Egypt
  • Dizon Go, Michelle, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
  • Grilc, Peter, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Handrlica, Jakub, Law Faculty, Charles IV. University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hinteregger, Monika, University of Graz, Austria
  • Javanainen, Jyrki, Teollisuuden Voima Oy, Finland
  • Karmirmirukyan, Arshaluys, Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Armenia
  • Kueny, Laurent Paul, Autorité de sûreté nucléaire, France
  • Lasocki, Dariusz, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
  • Lavos-Coimbra, Guilhermina, The Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Loriot, François, , USA
  • Mahmoudi, Said, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Mann, Thomas, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Mobarak, Mahmood, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohan, M. P. Ram, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
  • Muntzing, L. Manning, , USA
  • Paez, Mariano, CNEA, Argentina
  • Poernomo, Moendi, Indonesian Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN), Indonesia
  • Pop, Flore, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Quentin, Michel, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Richards, Mark, Pinsent Masons, UK
  • Singh, B.B., Hooseinally Visram & Co., India
  • Soentono, Soedyartomo, National Nuclear Energy Agency of the Rep.of Indonesia (BATAN), Indonesia
  • Sousa Ferro, Miguel, Portuguese Independent Commission for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, Portugal
  • Telalian, Maria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations, Greece
  • Thong, Ha Van, Institute for Nuclear Science and Techniques, Vietnam
  • Zhantikin, Timur, Kazakhstan Atomic Energy Committee, Kazakhstan
  • Zhaohui, Li, China National Nuclear Corp., China


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