The UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation participates in the first “International Nuclear Law Conference entitled: Global Dialogue”.
Work on the international conference began on Monday and will continue until April 29 in the Austrian capital, Vienna, and is organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The UAE delegation, led by Hamad Ali Al Kaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, includes representatives of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Nawah Energy Company.
The conference is a global platform that brings together the best experts and decision makers in the field of nuclear and regulatory law from government institutions, international organizations, academia and civil society to discuss and exchange experiences on issues related to nuclear laws and legislation aimed at developing various areas of nuclear law and strengthen global expertise in this field.
Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi said: “This conference is a unique opportunity for experts and officials to discuss issues of nuclear law that we face today and will face in the future. Nuclear law is constantly evolving and we must find solutions to key issues to ensure the benefits of peaceful nuclear programs and technologies. ”
He added that the United Arab Emirates has become a model for countries wishing to develop their nuclear programs, as it completed the construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world and the development of an integrated and solid regulatory framework. and regulatory infrastructure, which was an important part of achieving this achievement.
Al-Kaabi will deliver two keynote speeches during the opening session and during the session “The New Nuclear Construction – Issues and Trends”.
The FANR delegation represented by the Legal Department will present the “UAE Perspective on the Role of Nuclear Lawyers in Regulatory and Regulatory Bodies”, and this will provide an opportunity for the country to highlight how the successful development of the nuclear energy program has been effectively supported.
The Nuclear Energy Program is being successfully developed through a robust and comprehensive nuclear regulatory framework based on the 2008 policy on the potential development of peaceful nuclear energy and consisting of Nuclear Foundation legislation – Federal Decree Act No. 6 of 2009 on peaceful uses of nuclear energy and Federal Legislative Decree No. 4 of 2012 on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage. Over time, this regulatory framework has been complemented by a set of 23 regulations and 22 regulatory guidelines issued by the Authority.
The conference will be accompanied by a forum to present “the UAE experience in the training of lawyers in the nuclear sector” through the trainee program launched by the Federal Nuclear Energy Authority, the first of its kind in the UAE. This program is designed to train UAE nationals on nuclear law and prepare them to work in the authority’s legal department. The Legal Trainee program is part of the FANR’s strategy to ensure the sustainability of the nuclear program by developing emirate cadres in the nuclear energy sector and other related areas.
It is noteworthy that earlier this year, Al Kaabi contributed to the first book by the International Atomic Energy Agency entitled “Nuclear Law: Global Dialogue” by writing a chapter entitled “New Nuclear States – The Path of the United Arab Emirates” and the chapter highlights the experience and achievements of the United Arab Emirates in developing and regulating its nuclear program, with particular emphasis on milestones of interest to the new nuclear states and the international community.