INS Head of Legal appointed to top international bodies

Khalil Bukhari’s expertise in nuclear transport law has been recognised through his appointment to two key international nuclear law bodies.

The International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) was established in 2003 as an advisory body to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs.

The group consists of expert members from IAEA Member States and serves as a forum of expertise to advise on all issues relating to civil nuclear liability. It also assists the IAEA Secretariat in developing explanatory texts, training materials and conducting outreach activities for interested Member States.

At the same time Khalil has also been elected as member and Vice-Chair of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Party on Nuclear Liability and Transport following a nomination by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The NEA is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The working party has a mandate to examine issues relating to the interpretation and application of international nuclear liability instruments to nuclear transport; and promote the exchange of legal information relating to nuclear liability as applicable to nuclear transport and the sharing of related experience among member countries.

Khalil has been the Head of Legal at INS since 2008 and provides advice on a range of complex UK and international nuclear law and compliance issues. In addition to supporting INS and the UK Government on nuclear law issues, Khalil uses his expertise to increase cooperation and understanding of nuclear law and related liability issues at a global level.

Khalil said:

“I’m delighted to be joining these bodies, both of which play an important role in increasing cooperation and promoting understanding of international nuclear liability. My appointment to both bodies recognises the expertise in the nuclear liability area that exists in INS and the UK more widely.”