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

Costa Rica

India* Morocco Seychelles

Albania

Côte d'Ivoire

Indonesia

Mozambique

Singapore

Algeria

Croatia

Iraq

Myanmar

Slovak Republic*

Andorra

Cuba

Ireland

Namibia

Slovenia*

Angola

Cyprus

Israel

Nauru

South Africa*

Antigua and Barbuda

Czech Republic*

Italy

Netherlands*

Spain*

Argentina*

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jamaica

New Zealand

Sudan

Armenia*

Denmark

Japan*

Nicaragua

Sweden*

Australia

Djibouti

Jordan

Niger

Switzerland*

Austria

Dominica

Kazakhstan

Nigeria

Syrian Arab Republic

Azerbaijan

Dominican Republic

Kenya

Niue

Tajikistan

Bahamas

Ecuador

Korea*

North Macedonia

Tanzania

Bahrain

El Salvador

Kuwait

Norway

Thailand

Bangladesh

Equatorial Guinea

Kyrgyzstan

Oman

Togo

Belarus*

Eritrea

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Pakistan*

Tonga

Belgium*

Estonia

Latvia

Palau

Trinidad and Tobago

Benin

Eswatini

Lebanon

Palestinian Authority

Tunisia

Bolivia

Fiji

Lesotho

Panama

Turkey

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finland*

Libya

Paraguay

Turkmenistan

Botswana

France*

Liechtenstein

Peru

Uganda

Brazil*

Gabon

Lithuania

Philippines

Ukraine*

Bulgaria*

Georgia

Luxembourg

Poland

United Arab Emirates*

Burkina Faso

Germany*

Madagascar

Portugal

United Kingdom*

Cabo Verde

Ghana

Malawi

Qatar

United States*

Cambodia

Greece

Mali

Romania*

Uruguay

Cameroon

Grenada

Malta

Russia*

Uzbekistan

Canada*

Guatemala

Marshall Islands

Rwanda

Viet Nam

Central African Republic

Guinea

Mauritania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Yemen

Chad

Guinea-Bissau

Mexico*

Saint Lucia

Zambia

Chile

Guyana

Moldova

San Marino

EURATOM

China*

Honduras

Monaco

Saudi Arabia

 

Colombia

Hungary*

Mongolia

Senegal

 

Comoros

Iceland

Montenegro

Serbia

 

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