NuSaSET - Courses & Training

2018 summer session: 27 August to 7 September

Application deadline: 31 March 2018.


The International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL), established in 2001 by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in cooperation with the University of Montpellier, has been designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the various interrelated legal issues relating to the safe, efficient and secure use of nuclear energy. To date, the International School of Nuclear Law has provided a unique educational opportunity to more than 950 graduate students and young professionals from around the world.

The ISNL programme has evolved over the last seventeen years to address developments in nuclear law, thus providing a high quality, intensive overview of a complex body of laws and legal regimes.


The 2018 ISNL programme will be conducted under the leadership of Paul Bowden, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer LLP, London, United Kingdom.

Comprehensive lectures will be delivered by renowned specialists in nuclear law from international organisations, governments, and private industry.

The following subjects are usually covered during the ten day programme:

  • introduction to nuclear law;
  • international institutions and organisations;
  • international radiological protection standards;
  • nuclear accident notification and assistance;
  • nuclear safety;
  • nuclear regulatory regimes;
  • management of spent fuel and radioactive waste;
  • liability, compensation and insurance for nuclear damage;
  • non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international safeguards for nuclear materials;
  • nuclear security: physical protection, illicit trafficking and terrorism;
  • international trade in nuclear materials and equipment;
  • transport of nuclear materials and fuel;
  • environmental protection;
  • contracting.

We invite you to review the programme from the 2017 session of the International School of Nuclear Law here.

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