Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
Ongoing

The CPPNM establishes measures related to the physical protection of nuclear material used for peaceful purposes during transport, criminalisation of offenses relating to nuclear material and international co-operation and exchange of information.

 

Adopted: 26 October 1979

Opened for signature: 3 March 1980

Entered into force: 8 February 1987

Parties: 162 (see table below)

 

More information on the CPPNM, including the text, is available here.

The text of the CPPNM is also reproduced in Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 24.

The current status of the CPPNM is available here.

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

  • The Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, by H. Vinh Phuong (NLB 35, p. 113).
  • The International Regime on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, by L. Vez Carmona (NLB 76, p. 29).
  • Facilitating the entry into force and implementation of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material: Observations, challenges and benefits, by P.L. Johnson (NLB 94, p. 9).
 

Parties to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Afghanistan

Côte d'Ivoire

Indonesia

Mozambique

Singapore

Albania

Chad

Iraq

Myanmar

Slovak Republic*

Algeria

Croatia

Ireland

Namibia

Slovenia*

Andorra

Cuba

Israel

Nauru

South Africa*

Angola

Cyprus

Italy

Netherlands*

Spain*

Antigua and Barbuda

Czech Republic*

Jamaica

New Zealand

Sudan

Argentina*

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Japan*

Nicaragua

Swaziland

Armenia*

Denmark

Jordan

Niger

Sweden*

Australia

Djibouti

Kazakhstan

Nigeria

Switzerland*

Austria

Dominica

Kenya

Niue

Syrian Arab Republic

Azerbaijan

Dominican Republic

Korea*

North Macedonia

Tajikistan

Bahamas

Ecuador

Kuwait

Norway

Tanzania

Bahrain

El Salvador

Kyrgyzstan

Oman

Thailand

Bangladesh

Equatorial Guinea

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Pakistan*

Togo

Benin

Eritrea

Latvia

Palau

Tonga

Belarus*

Estonia

Lebanon

Palestinian Authority

Trinidad and Tobago

Belgium*

Fiji

Lesotho

Panama

Tunisia

Bolivia

Finland*

Libya

Paraguay

Turkey

Bosnia and Herzegovina

France*

Liechtenstein

Peru

Turkmenistan

Botswana

Gabon

Lithuania

Philippines

Uganda

Brazil*

Georgia

Luxembourg

Poland

Ukraine*

Bulgaria*

Germany*

Madagascar

Portugal

United Arab Emirates*

Burkina Faso

Ghana

Malawi

Qatar

United Kingdom*

Cabo Verde

Greece

Mali

Romania*

United States*

Cambodia

Grenada

Malta

Russia*

Uruguay

Cameroon

Guatemala

Marshall Islands

Rwanda

Uzbekistan

Canada*

Guinea

Mauritania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Viet Nam

Central African Republic

Guinea-Bissau

Mexico*

Saint Lucia

Yemen

Chile

Guyana

Moldova

San Marino

Zambia

China*

Honduras

Monaco

Saudi Arabia

EURATOM

Colombia

Hungary*

Mongolia

Senegal

 

Comoros

Iceland

Montenegro

Serbia

 

Costa Rica

India*

Morocco

Seychelles

 

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