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International legal instruments

The binding IAEA security-related instruments are:

The non-binding IAEA security-related instruments are:

  • Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (INFCIRC/663)
  • Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (INFCIRC/663)
  • The Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (INFCIRC/225/Rev.4)
  • Physical Protection Objectives and Fundamental Principles (GC(45)/INF/14)
  • Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors(GOV/2003/7)
  • International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (Safety Series No. 115)
  • Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material – 2005 Edition (Safety Series No. TS-R-1)
  • Legal and Governmental Infrastructure for Nuclear, Radiation, Radioactive Waste and Transport Safety Requirements (Safety Standards Series (No. GS-R-1)
  • Safety Requirements on Preparedness and Response to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2)
  • Operations Manual for Incident and Emergency Communication (IEComm)
  • Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations (JPLAN)
  • IAEA Response and Assistance Network (RANET).
  • TECDOC Series
  • Handbook on Nuclear Law

Other binding international and regional instruments which have been adopted under UN or other auspices are:

  • United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1540 (2004)
  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (UNGA Resolution 52/164, Annex) (1997)
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (UNGA Resolution 59/290) (2005)
  • Regional Agreements
  • Regional Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaties

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