Evaluation of Sudan Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory control act (2017) in light of IAEA safety standards

Husam Eldin H.I. Gibreel*, Mustafa M.O. Ahmed, Adam K. Sam, I. I. Suliman

*Corresponding author for this work

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The objective of this study is to review Sudan's Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Control Act (NRRCA) passed by the National Assembly on 12th January 2017. Different elements of the Act were evaluated against the IAEA safety standards and relevant international best practices. History of national nuclear and radiological safety programs is presented. The Act covers radiation safety, nuclear security, safe guards and liability, and established the Sudanese Nuclear & Radiological Regulatory Authority (SNRRA) as an independent national regulator. It has reflected the obligations assumed or may be assumed by Sudan under relevant international legal instruments. This Act as stands is intended to represent a comprehensive legal framework that will guarantee future development of the national radiation safety and nuclear security policy for safe operation and healthy establishment of all subsequent nuclear activities. The study highlighted deficiencies and gabs in the legal and regulatory framework suggest amendments in areas that need improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-168
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Nuclear Energy
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Nuclear law and nuclear liability
  • Nuclear power program in Sudan
  • Nuclear safety infrastructure
  • Nuclear science and technology
  • Radiation protection
  • Regulatory control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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