This study reviews national legislation in the field of third party liability for nuclear damage. It is divided into three parts. The first part covers the international Conventions on Nuclear Third Party Liability, explaining their principles and provisions and giving their status of signatures and ratifications. The second and most important part deals with national legislation on the liability of operators of nuclear installations according to a plan, standardised to the extent possible, to facilitate research and comparison. The last part contains a brief analysis of laws governing the liability of operators of nuclear-powered ships.