Relevant legislation


  • European Union

On 5 December 2013, the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM (pdf) was adopted laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom.

All the legislation of the EU related to radiation protection is grouped on the website of the European Commission.

  • International Agency (IAEA)

On 3 September 2014, the new edition of the International Basic Safety Standards was published on the IAEA website. The edition is co-sponsored by seven other international organizations — European Commission (EC/Euratom), FAO, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO, UNEP and WHO. It replaces the interim edition that was published in November 2011 and the previous edition of the International Basic Safety Standards which was published in 1996. 

Please refer to the library section for more publications on international legislation.