Keywords: Egypt, nuclear legislation, radiation legislation, nuclear energy, ionising radiation, nuclear power, nuclear safety, nuclear security, nuclear safeguards, liability, nuclear law
The Egyptian experience on nuclear and radiation legislations
Nuclear legislations provide an adequate legal basis for pursuing the economic and social benefits of nuclear energy and ionising radiation. Recently, several countries have begun to adapt existing legislations in order to reach a comprehensive and unified law covering safety, security, safeguards and liability. This work focuses on nuclear legislations in several countries concerning nuclear activities, regulatory bodies and legally binding instruments. The current status of Egypt in this regard is reviewed and assessed in order to draw a conclusion on its needs concerning nuclear and radiological legislations.