Paris Convention on Nuclear Third Party Liability

Latest status of ratifications or accessions

The OECD Secretary General is the depositary for the Paris Convention, which has been amended three times by Protocols adopted in 1964, 1982 and 2004. The 1960 Convention and the 1964 Protocol entered into force on 1 April 1968. The 1982 Protocol entered into force on 7 October 1988. The 2004 Protocol has not yet entered into force.

State

1960 Convention

1964 Additional Protocol

1982
Protocol

2004 Protocol

Austria* ... ... ... ...
Belgium Ratified, 3 August 1966 3 August 1966 19 September 1985 ...
Denmark Ratified, 4 September 1974 4 September 1974 16 May 1989 ...
Finland Acceded, 16 June 1972 16 June 1972 22 December 1989 ...
France Ratified, 9 March 1966 9 March 1966 6 July 1990 ...
Germany Ratified, 30 September 1975 30 September 1975 25 September 1985 ...
Greece Ratified, 12 May 1970 12 May 1970 30 May 1988 ...
Italy Ratified, 17 September 1975 17 September 1975 28 June 1985 ...
Luxembourg* ... ... ... ...
Netherlands Ratified, 28 December 1979 28 December 1979 1 November 1991 ...
Norway Ratified, 2 July 1973 2 July 1973 3 June 1986 26 November 2010
Portugal Ratified, 29 September 1977 29 September 1977 28 May 1984 ...
Slovenia Acceded, 16 October 2001 16 October 2001 16 October 2001 ...
Spain Ratified, 31 October 1961 30 April 1965 7 October 1988 ...
Sweden Ratified, 1 April 1968 1 April 1968 8 March 1983 ...
Switzerland** Ratified, 9 March 2009 9 March 2009 9 March 2009 9 March 2009
Turkey Ratified, 10 October 1961 5 April 1968 21 January 1986 ...
United Kingdom Ratified, 23 February 1966 23 February 1966 19 August 1985 ...

* Austria and Luxembourg both signed the 1960 Paris Convention, the 1964 Additional Protocol to amend the Paris Convention and the 1982 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention. Neither country has ratified any of these instruments.

* L'Autriche et le Luxembourg ont signé la Convention de Paris de 1960, le protocole additionnel de 1964 portant modification à la Convention de Paris et le protocole de 1982 portant modification à ladite Convention. Ni l’un ni l’autre n’a ratifié aucun de ces instruments.

** Switzerland has signed the 1960 Paris Convention, the 1964 Additional Protocol to amend the Paris Convention and the 1982 and 2004 Protocols to amend the Paris Convention. On 9 March 2009, Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification of the 1960 Paris Convention as amended by the 1964, 1982 and 2004 amending Protocols. As this ratification is effective only with respect to the 1960 Paris Convention as amended by all 3 Protocols, entry into force for Switzerland of the Paris Convention as so amended will only take place once the 2004 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention has itself entered into force.

** La Suisse a signé la Convention de Paris de 1960, le protocole additionnel de 1964 portant modification à la Convention de Paris et les protocoles de 1982 et de 2004 portant modification à ladite Convention. Le 9 mars 2009, la Suisse a déposé son instrument de ratification de la Convention de Paris de 1960 telle qu’amendée par les protocoles de 1964, 1982 et 2004. Comme cet instrument de ratification ne s’applique qu’à la Convention de Paris de 1960 telle qu’amendée par les 3 protocoles, la Convention de Paris telle qu’amendée n’entrera en vigueur pour la Suisse qu’au moment où le Protocole de 2004 portant modification à la Convention de Paris entrera lui-même en vigueur.

Related links

2004 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention on Nuclear Third Party Liability Convention sur la responsabilité civile dans le domaine de l'energie nucléaire (Convention de Paris)

Recommendation of the OECD Council with Respect to the Paris Convention C(82)181 Recommandation du Conseil concernant la Convention de Paris du 29 juillet 1960 sur la responsabilité civile dans le domaine de l'énergie nucléaire telle qu'elle a été amendée par le Protocole Additionnel du 28 janvier 1964 et par le Protocole du 16 novembre 1982, 16 novembre 1982

Paris Convention: Decisions, Recommendations, Interpretations Recommandation du Conseil concernant la Convention de Paris du 29 juillet 1960 sur la responsabilité civile dans le domaine de l'énergie nucléaire telle qu'elle a été amendée par le Protocole Additionnel du 28 janvier 1964 et par le Protocole du 16 novembre 1982, 16 novembre 1982 (1990)

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Last updated: 10 June 2009