The Joint Protocol acts as a bridge between the Paris and Vienna Conventions, effectively extending the benefits provided by one convention to victims in countries that have joined the other convention.
Adopted: 21 September 1988
Opened for signature: 21 September 1988
Entered into force: 27 April 1992
Parties: 31 (see table below – "PC" or "VC" indicates that a state is a party to the Paris Convention or the Vienna Convention respectively)
The text of the Joint Protocol is also reproduced in Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 42.
The current status of the Joint Protocol is available here.
The following is a sampling of the articles related to the Joint Convention that have been published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:
|Parties to the Joint Protocol to the Application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention|
|Benin (VC)||Estonia (VC)||Latvia (VC)||Slovenia* (PC)|
|Bulgaria* (VC)||Finland* (PC)||Lithuania (VC)||Sweden* (PC)|
|Cameroon (VC)||France* (PC)||Netherlands* (PC)||Turkey (PC)|
|Chile (VC)||Germany* (PC)||Norway (PC)||Ukraine* (VC)|
|Croatia (VC)||Ghana (VC)||Poland (VC)||United Arab Emirates* (VC)|
|Czech Republic* (VC)||Greece (PC)||Romania* (VC)||Uruguay (VC)|
|Denmark (PC)||Hungary* (VC)||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)|
|Egypt (VC)||Italy (PC)||Slovak Republic* (VC)|
* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation