The Head of the NEA Office of Legal Counsel performs depositary functions on behalf of the OECD Secretary-General for the following international agreements:
Establishes a nuclear liability and compensation regime to compensate victims of a nuclear accident. The Paris Convention is open to OECD member countries as of right and non-member countries with the consent of all convention states.
Establishes scheme to provide compensation supplementary to that required by the Paris Convention. The Brussels Supplementary Convention is open only to contracting parties to the Paris Convention.
Aims to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation arising from Agency activities.
Provides a legal framework designed to promote co-operation in the field of the safety of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management in the Russian Federation dealing with critical legal issues such as site access and tax exemption.
Ensures that claims against Contributing Parties and their personnel or contractors for any loss or damage arising from activities undertaken pursuant to the MNEPR Framework Agreement are not brought by the Russian Party and, if brought by a third party, are indemnified by the Russian Party.
Founding documents of the GIF, a framework for international co-operation in research and development for the next generation of nuclear energy systems.