International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)
INLE 2023 Group Photo

2025 session: 3-7 March 

The application period for the 2025 INLE will open in September.


The five-day International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) course is designed to provide participants with a practical and comprehensive understanding of the various interrelated legal issues relating to the safe and peaceful 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 also be of interest 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, which the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) co-sponsors with the University of Montpellier in France.

While the INLE is generally held in Paris, France, the 2018 INLE session was, for the first time, held outside of France at the National University of Singapore (NUS).


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

  • international radiological protection standards
  • nuclear safety, regulation and licensing
  • environmental law and nuclear activities
  • management of spent fuel and radioactive waste
  • transport of nuclear materials and fuel
  • nuclear security: physical protection, illicit trafficking and terrorism
  • non-proliferation and international safeguards for nuclear materials
  • liability, compensation and insurance for nuclear damage and
  • international trade in nuclear materials and equipment.

The NEA provides a certificate of participation to those who attend the course.

Alumni Network


You can join the private INLE alumni and lecturer LinkedIn Group. This is a closed group only for INLE alumni and lecturers. If you have any issues, please email

Alumni Directory

To help our Alumni and Lecturers maintain the connections they made during the INLE, as well as build new connections across the years, an INLE Directory has been created. 

Access to the Directory is password restricted and available only to those Alumni and Lecturers who are listed.

If you wish to update your contact information or if you are an Alumnus or Lecturer and wish to be included in the Directory, please email


Please contact the Division of Nuclear Law of the NEA by e-mail if you have any questions.