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Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Oct 26, 1979
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000406)
Title (French)

Convention sur la protection physique des matières nucléaires

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über den physischen Schutz von Kernmaterial

Place of adoption
Vienna
Depository
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Feb 8, 1987
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Jurisdictional competence Nuclear energy Radiation Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Standards Dispute settlement Offences/penalties Radioactive waste Transport/storage
Abstract

Objectives: To facilitate the safe transfer of nuclear material and to establish effective measures for its physical protection.

Summary of provisions: The Parties undertake to ensure that during international nuclear transport, nuclear material within their territories, or on board a ship or aircraft under their jurisdiction is protected at the levels described in Annex 1 (art. 3). Unless Parties have received assurances that nuclear material will be protected during the international nuclear transport, they agree not to export (art. 4, para. 1) nor to import such material to or from a state not party to this Convention (art. 4, para. 2). Parties further undertake not to allow the transit of nuclear material on their territories by land or internal waterways or through their airports or seaports between states that are not parties to this Convention unless they have received assurances that this nuclear material will be protected during international nuclear transport (art. 4, para. 3).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996) Article 18 4.allows international organizations to become Parties to this instrument. The following organizations have become Parties: EURATOM. This is not reflected in the Parties' matrix attached.

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