Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

II. Non-proliferation and nuclear security

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (Nuclear Terrorism Convention or ICSANT)

The Nuclear Terrorism Convention's main objective relates to the criminalisation of a number of nuclear and radioactive material related offences, the establishment of jurisdiction over these offences and the co-operation among states parties, with the United Nations and with the International Atomic Energy Agency in specified matters.

Adopted: 13 April 2005

Opened for signature: 14 September 2005

Entered into force: 7 July 2007

Parties: 113 (see table below)

The text of the Nuclear Terrorism Convention is available here.

More information, including the current status of the Nuclear Terrorism Convention, is available here.

The following articles related to the Nuclear Terrorism Convention were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

Parties to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (Nuclear Terrorism Convention or ICSANT)
Afghanistan Cyprus Kiribati Niger Switzerland*
Algeria Czech Republic* Korea* Nigeria Tunisia
Antigua and Barbuda Democratic Republic of the Congo Kuwait Norway Turkey
Argentina* Denmark Kyrgyzstan Palestinian Authority Turkmenistan
Armenia* Djibouti Latvia Panama Ukraine*
Australia Dominican Republic Lebanon Paraguay United Arab Emirates
Austria El Salvador Lesotho Peru United Kingdom*
Azerbaijan Fiji Libya Poland United States
Bahrain Finland* Liechtenstein Portugal Uruguay
Bangladesh Former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia
Lithuania Qatar Uzbekistan
Belarus France* Luxembourg Romania* Viet Nam
Belgium* Gabon Madagascar Russia* Yemen
Benin Georgia Malawi San Marino Zambia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Germany* Malta Saint Lucia  
Brazil* Guinea-Bissau Mali Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
Burundi Hungary* Mauritania Saudi Arabia  
Canada* India* Mexico* Serbia  
Central African Republic Indonesia Moldova Singapore  
Chile Iraq Mongolia Slovakia*  
China* Italy Morocco Slovenia*  
Comoros Jamaica Namibia Solomon Islands  
Costa Rica Japan* Nauru South Africa*  
Côte d'Ivoire Jordan Netherlands* Spain*  
Croatia Kazakhstan New Zealand Sri Lanka  
Cuba Kenya Nicaragua Sweden*  

* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.


Last reviewed: 6 August 2018