OECD Nuclear Energy Agency announced today that Slovenia has acceded to
the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear
Energy. This accession became effective on 16 October 2001.
is the first time that a non-member country of the OECD has acceded to
the Paris Convention and Slovenias accession brings the number of
Contracting Parties to the Convention to 15.
which is already a Contracting Party to the 1963 Vienna Convention on
Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1988 Joint Protocol relating
to the application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention,
has also indicated its intention to seek accession to the 1963 Brussels
Supplementary to the Paris Convention. The Brussels Convention is designed to provide additional compensation to victims of a nuclear incident, by means of public funds up to 300 million Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)
Both the Paris Convention, which entered into force on 1 April 1968 and the Brussels Supplementary Convention, which entered into force on 4 December 1974 are currently the subject of revision negotiations under the auspices of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. The Slovenian authorities, who have already undertaken to modify their own nuclear liability legislation, have given notice of their desire to contribute positively to this revision work.
list of Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention is as follows:
Ms. Cynthia Gannon-Picot
Head, External Relations and Public Affairs
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
Tel.: +33 (1) 45 24 10 10
Fax: +33 (1) 45 24 11 10
Information on the Division's Programme of Work, working methods, and related publications.
Julia Schwartz Head,
Tel.: +33 1 4524 1030
Fax: +33 (0)1 4524 1110