Updating international nuclear law

They also highlighted recent developments in international nuclear law to be considered when enhancing or updating national legislation, such as the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material which took place in May 2016.

Lectures by national officials also addressed the status of nuclear applications in Peru and of the existing legal and regulatory framework for controlling these activities in the country.

The legal framework for the peaceful use of nuclear energy in Germany is based on the Atomic Energy Act (Atomgesetz - At G), which initially entered into force in 1960.

With the amendments which took effect on 22 April 2002, however, essential elements of the German nuclear energy law have been reformulated.

Legislative assistance would be of particular benefit to those States which are either in the process of establishing new laws, updating existing laws or consolidating their existing national nuclear legal framework, or are seeking to do so.