International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (Nuclear Terrorism Convention or ICSANT)

The Nuclear Terrorism Convention's main objective relates to the criminalisation of a number of nuclear and radioactive material related offences, the establishment of jurisdiction over these offences and the co-operation among states parties, with the United Nations and with the International Atomic Energy Agency in specified matters.

  • Adopted: 13 April 2005
  • Opened for signature: 14 September 2005
  • Entered into force: 7 July 2007
  • Parties: 124 (see table below)

The text of the Nuclear Terrorism Convention is available here.

More information, including the current status of the Nuclear Terrorism Convention, is available here.

The following articles related to the Nuclear Terrorism Convention were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin and Principles and Practice of International Nuclear Law:

  • The Universal Legal Framework Against Terrorism, by W. Gehr (NLB 79, p. 5).
  • International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, by O. Jankowitsch-Prevor (NLB 76, p. 7).
  • Responding to the call: Assessing international legal frameworks for response to incidents involving floating nuclear power plants, by J. Karcz (NLB 110, p. 37).
  • Nuclear security: Physical protection, illicit trafficking and nuclear terrorism, by S. Drobysz (Principles and Practice of International Nuclear Law, p. 339).


Parties to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
(Nuclear Terrorism Convention or ICSANT)
Afghanistan China* Guinea-Bissau Luxembourg Palau Spain*
Albania Comoros Hungary* Madagascar Palestinian Authority Sri Lanka
Algeria Congo India* Malawi Panama Sweden*
Antigua and Barbuda Costa Rica Indonesia Mali Paraguay Switzerland*
Argentina* Côte d'Ivoire Iraq Malta Peru Tajikistan
Armenia* Croatia Italy Mauritania Poland Thailand
Australia Cuba Jamaica Mexico* Portugal Tunisia
Austria Cyprus Japan* Moldova Qatar Türkiye
Azerbaijan Czechia* Jordan Mongolia Romania* Turkmenistan
Bahrain Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazakhstan Montenegro Russia* Ukraine*
Bangladesh Denmark Kenya Morocco Saint Kitts and Nevis United Arab Emirates*
Belarus* Djibouti Kiribati Namibia Saint Lucia United Kingdom*
Belgium* Dominican Republic Korea* Nauru Saint Vincent and the Grenadines United States
Benin El Salvador Kuwait Netherlands* San Marino Uruguay
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fiji Kyrgyzstan New Zealand Saudi Arabia Uzbekistan
Botswana Finland* Latvia Nicaragua Serbia Viet Nam
Brazil* France* Lebanon Niger Singapore Yemen
Burundi Gabon Lesotho Nigeria Slovak Republic* Zambia
Canada* Georgia Libya North Macedonia Slovenia* Zimbabwe
Central African Republic Germany Liechtenstein Norway Solomon Islands  
Chile Guatemala Lithuania Oman South Africa*  
* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.