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

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


Last reviewed: 27 November 2018

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