WG 6 – Nuclear Security

Chairperson: Mr. Carl Stoiber (crstoiber@earthlink.net),

Secretary: Mr. Scott Spence (Scott.spence@vertic.org).

 

Download revised Terms of Reference for the WGNS

Working Group on Nuclear Security (WGNS) – Scope of Activities:

For purposes of its activities, the WGNS considers nuclear security to involve measures for the prevention, detection and response to illegal or unauthorized actions involving nuclear and other radioactive materials and associated facilities.

Particular attention will be given to the threat that criminal or terrorist actions could lead to acquisition or development by groups or individuals of nuclear weapons, radiological dispersal devices, or sabotage of nuclear facilities or modes of transport.

It is recognized that there are synergies and relationships between the fields of nuclear security and non-proliferation and nuclear safety. Therefore, depending on the interests of WGNS members, the Working Group may conduct activities related to non-proliferation  and safety issues, particularly as they may impact nuclear security, even though these fields are not intended  to be the Working Group’s highest priority and may be addressed by other INLA Working Groups.

Objectives of the WGNS:

The WGNS will seek to:

  • enhance the knowledge of members of the Association concerning issues arising from the legal aspects of nuclear security,
  • develop information and analysis concerning legal issues in the nuclear security field, including possible ways to enhance the international and national legal frameworks for dealing with threats to nuclear security

National Legislation Implementation Kit on Nuclear Security:

The WGNS would like to bring to the attention of INLA the presentation of the National Legislation Implementation Kit on Nuclear Security by the Government of Indonesia to the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands (24-25 March 2014).

The Kit was developed further to a commitment made by Indonesia to the second Nuclear Security Summit, which took place during 26-27 March 2012 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Kit was developed by the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) (http://www.vertic.org/) at the request of the Government of Indonesia.

The Kit, which is not legally binding and serves as a framework which States may choose whether to consider, has two objectives:

  • to help States develop comprehensive national legislation on nuclear security, in accordance with their own respective legal cultures and internal legal processes; and
  • to provide States with references to a wide array of consolidated elements and provisions contained in relevant international legal instruments and guidance documents that together establish the global framework for nuclear security.

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