Paris Convention: Latest status of ratifications or accessions
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Paris Convention on Nuclear Third Party Liability

Latest status of ratifications or accessions

The OECD Secretary General is the depositary for the Paris Convention, which has been amended three times by Protocols adopted in 1964, 1982 and 2004. The 1960 Convention and the 1964 Additional Protocol entered into force on 1 April 1968. The 1982 Protocol entered into force on 7 October 1988. The 2004 Protocol entered into force on 1 January 2022.

Latest status of ratifications or accessions of the Paris Convention in French.

The status of reservations, declarations and notifications are available in English and French.

State 1960 Convention 1964 Additional Protocol 1982 Protocol 2004 Protocol
Austria* ... ... ... ...
Belgium*** Ratified 3 August 1966 3 August 1966 19 September 1985 1 January 2022
Denmark*** Ratified 4 September 1974 4 September 1974 16 May 1989 1 January 2022
Finland*** Acceded 16 June 1972 16 June 1972 22 December 1989 1 January 2022
France*** Ratified 9 March 1966 9 March 1966 6 July 1990 1 January 2022
Germany*** Ratified 30 September 1975 30 September 1975 25 September 1985 1 January 2022
Greece*** Ratified 12 May 1970 12 May 1970 30 May 1988 1 January 2022
Italy*** Ratified 17 September 1975 17 September 1975 28 June 1985 1 January 2022
Luxembourg* ... ... ... ...
Netherlands*** Ratified 28 December 1979 28 December 1979 1 August 1991 1 January 2022
Norway Ratified 2 July 1973 2 July 1973 3 June 1986 26 November 2010
Portugal*** Ratified 29 September 1977 29 September 1977 28 May 1984 1 January 2022
Slovenia*** Acceded 16 October 2001 16 October 2001 16 October 2001 1 January 2022
Spain*** Ratified 31 October 1961 30 April 1965 7 October 1988 1 January 2022
Sweden*** Ratified 1 April 1968 1 April 1968 8 March 1983 1 January 2022
Switzerland** Ratified 9 March 2009 9 March 2009 9 March 2009 9 March 2009
Turkey Ratified 10 October 1961 5 April 1968 21 January 1986 4 January 2022
United Kingdom*** Ratified 23 February 1966 23 February 1966 19 August 1985 1 January 2022

* Austria and Luxembourg both signed the 1960 Paris Convention, the 1964 Additional Protocol to amend the Paris Convention and the 1982 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention. Neither country has ratified any of these instruments.

** On 9 March 2009, Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification of the 1960 Paris Convention as amended by the 1964, 1982 and 2004 amending Protocols; however, this ratification was effective only with respect to the 1960 Paris Convention as amended by all three Protocols. Therefore, entry into force for Switzerland of the Paris Convention as so amended only took place once the 2004 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention itself entered into force, i.e. on 1 January 2022.

*** On 17 December 2021, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval in accordance with Article 20 of the Paris Convention and requested that the deposit be registered on 1 January 2022.