Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)
Ongoing

The CSC provides for a global liability and compensation scheme that may supplement that called for under the Paris Convention, the Vienna Convention or Annex state legislation as defined by the CSC.

 

Adopted: 12 September 1997

Opened for signature: 29 September 1997

Entered into force: 15 April 2015

Parties: 11 (see table below)

 

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

The current status of the CSC is available here.

The following is a sampling of the articles related to the CSC that have been published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

  • The Compensation Convention: Path to a Global Regime for Dealing with Legal Liability and Compensation for Nuclear Damage, by B. McRae (NLB 61, p. 25).
  • Maritime Zones and the New Provisions on Jurisdiction in the 1997 Vienna Protocol and in the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation, by A. Gioia (NLB 63, p. 25).
  • The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage: Catalyst for a Global Nuclear Liability Regime, by B. McRae (NLB 79, p. 17).
  • International Pooling of Operators' Funds: An Option to Increase the Amount of Financial Security to Cover Nuclear Liability?, by N. Pelzer (NLB 79, p. 37).
  • Perspective on the Pros and Cons of a Pooling-type Approach to Nuclear Third Party Liability, by S. Carroll (NLB 81, p. 75).
  • Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) and harmonisation of nuclear liability law within the European Union, by B. McRae (NLB 87, p. 73).
  • Through the looking glass: placing India's new civil liability regime for nuclear damage in context, by R. J. Gruendel and E. Reynaers Kini (NLB 89, p. 45).
  • Progress towards a global nuclear liability regime (NLB 93, p. 9).
  • The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage and participation by developing countries: A South African perspective, by D. Davies (NLB 93, p. 25).
  • Entry into force of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear damage: Opening the umbrella, by B. McRae (NLB 95, p. 7).

 

Parties to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage
Argentina* Montenegro
Benin Morocco
Canada* Romania*
Ghana United Arab Emirates*
India* United States*
Japan*  

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