PERMANENT MISSION OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
TO THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Policies & Laws
The UAE Government recognizes that a coherent and comprehensive national legal framework is essential for ensuring the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Along the UAE’s path toward developing a nuclear energy programme, the country has established a framework consisting of the UAE’s Nuclear Policy and federal laws, in compliance with requirements outlined in the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) and in accordance to the highest international standards of safety and security.
Policy of the United Arab Emirates on the Evaluation and Potential Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy
A major step towards the development of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy programme was the issuing of its Nuclear Policy in April 2008, which outlines the Government’s approach to civilian nuclear power.
Federal Law by Decree No.6 of 2009 Concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
The Nuclear Law issued in October 2009 represents a key component of the necessary legal infrastructure established by the UAE, in accordance with the criteria set up by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to successfully build-up a peaceful nuclear energy sector in the UAE.
Federal Law by Decree No.4 of 2012 Concerning Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
The Federal Law is drafted in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage as amended by the 1997 Protocol, to which the UAE acceded in 2012. This Law aims to regulate the provisions and determine the scope of the civil liability and compensation for damage that could occur as a result of a nuclear accident.
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