Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention)
Ongoing

The Joint Convention is an incentive convention that aims to, inter alia, achieve and a high level of safety worldwide in spent fuel and radioactive waste management, through the enhancement of national measures and international co-operation, including where appropriate, safety-related technical co-operation.

 

Adopted: 5 September 1997

Opened for signature: 29 September 1997

Entered into force: 18 June 2001

Parties: 83 parties (including EURATOM) (see table below)

 

More information on the Joint Convention, including the text, is available here.

The current status of the Joint Convention is available here.

The following articles related to the Joint Convention were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

  • The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, by W. Tonhauser and O. Jankowitsch (NLB 60, p. 9).
  • The IAEA Nuclear Safety Conventions: An example of Successful "Treaty Management", by G. Handl (NLB 72, p. 7).
  • The Safety Regime Concerning Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste and its Compatibility with the Trade Regime of the WTO, by L. Strack (NLB 73, p. 25).
  • Observations on the first Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, by G. Linsley (NLB 74, p. 81). 
  • Inside nuclear baseball: Reflections on the development of the safety conventions, by C. Stoiber (NLB 100, p. 61).
  • The impact of the major nuclear power plant accidents on the international legal framework for nuclear power, by S.G. Burns (NLB 101, p. 7).

 

Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Albania

Eritrea

Lithuania

Russia*

Argentina*

Estonia

Luxembourg

Saudi Arabia

Armenia*

Finland*

Madagascar

Senegal

Australia

France*

Malta

Serbia

Austria

Gabon

Mauritania

Slovak Republic*

Belarus*

Georgia

Mauritius

Slovenia*

Belgium*

Germany*

Mexico

South Africa*

Benin

Ghana

Moldova

Spain*

Bolivia

Greece

Montenegro

Sweden*

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hungary*

Morocco

Switzerland*

Botswana

Iceland

Netherlands*

Tajikistan

Brazil*

Indonesia

Niger

Thailand

Bulgaria*

Ireland

Nigeria

Ukraine*

Canada*

Italy

North Macedonia

United Arab Emirates*

Chile

Japan*

Norway

United Kingdom*

China*

Jordan

Oman

United States*

Croatia

Kazakhstan

Paraguay

Uruguay

Cuba

Korea*

Peru

Uzbekistan

Cyprus

Kyrgyzstan

Poland

Viet Nam

Czech Republic*

Latvia

Portugal

EURATOM

Denmark

Lesotho Romania*  

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