International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)

Next session held in co‑operation with the National University of Singapore (NUS): 26 February‑2 March 2018

The five-day International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) course is 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. This intensive course in international nuclear law addresses the needs and interests of lawyers working in either the public or the private sector but will be of interest also to scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and other professionals working in the nuclear field.

The International Nuclear Law Essentials programme builds on the foundation of the annual International School of Nuclear Law that the Nuclear Energy Agency co-sponsors with the University of Montpellier in France.

The 2018 INLE session will, for the first time, be held outside of France at the National University of Singapore (NUS).


The INLE programme is conducted under the leadership of Paul Bowden, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer LLP, London, United Kingdom.

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

The following subjects are covered during the five-day programme:

  • introduction to nuclear law;
  • nuclear safety;
  • nuclear regulatory regimes;
  • management of spent fuel and radioactive waste;
  • international radiological protection standards;
  • nuclear accident notification and assistance;
  • nuclear activities and environmental law;
  • 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.

We invite you to view the programme for the 2017 INLE here.

Certificates of participation will be provided to those who attend the course.

Practical information


Applicants should have at least one year of relevant professional experience and a basic understanding of law as it relates to nuclear energy.


All course instruction and discussion take place in English; all course materials are provided in English. Simultaneous interpretation is not available during the course.

Registration fee

The registration fee includes admission for the participant to:

  • the general lecture and discussion sessions;
  • social events, including a welcome reception and group dinner.

Print and electronic reference materials will be provided to INLE participants.

The registration fee is not subject to French taxes of any kind.

Costs associated with travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses, insurance and any other miscellaneous items are not covered by the registration fee and shall be borne exclusively by the participant.

The registration fee must be paid by bank transfer only and in full prior to the start of the course. Course participation is confirmed only upon payment in full of the registration fee.


The NEA will process registration fee refunds only for absence due to medically-certified illness.

Confirmed participants may have the right to transfer their course registration to another person or to the next INLE session, subject to certain conditions.

Questions and contact information

Please contact the Office of Legal Counsel of the NEA by if you have any questions.

Office of Legal Counsel
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
Telephone: + 33 (0)1 45 24 10 35
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 24 11 10

Last reviewed: 11 August 2017