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Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water (London Version)

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Aug 5, 1963
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000418)
Title (French)

Traité interdisant les essais d’armes nucléaires dans l’atmosphère, dans l’espace extra-atmosphérique et sous l’eau (London Version)

Title (Other)

Vertrag über das Verbot von Kernwaffenversuchen in der Atmosphäre, im Weltraum und unter Wasser (London Version)

Place of adoption
London; Moscow; Washington D.C.
Depository
Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States of America
Language
English, Russian
Entry into force
Oct 10, 1963
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Radioactive waste High seas Nuclear energy Air quality/air pollution Outer space Military activities Hazardous waste Maritime zone Radioactive pollution
Geographical area
Arctic
Abstract

Objectives: To obtain an agreement on general and complete disarmament under strict international control in accordance with the objectives of the United Nations, to put an end to the armaments race and eliminate incentives to the production and testing of all kinds of weapons, including nuclear weapons.

Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to prohibit, prevent and not to carry out any nuclear weapon test explosion, or any other nuclear explosion, at any place under its jurisdiction or control in the atmosphere, beyond its limits, including outer space, or under water, including territorial waters or high seas or in any other environment if such explosion causes radioactive debris to be present outside the territorial limits of the State under whose jurisdiction or control such explosion is conducted.

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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Website
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Afghanistan
Algeria - -
Antigua and Barbuda -
Argentina
Australia -
Austria
Bahamas -
Bangladesh -
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana -
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon - -
Canada
Central African Republic -
Chile
Colombia - -
Congo, Dem. Rep. of - -
Costa Rica - -
Cyprus
Czech Republic -
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia - -
Fiji -
Finland
Gabon -
Gambia -
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica - -
Japan
Jordan
Kenya -
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Lao, People's Dem. Rep.
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Luxembourg
Malawi -
Malaysia
Mali - -
Malta -
Mauritania
Mauritius -
Mexico
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea -
Paraguay - -
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal - -
Romania
Rwanda -
Samoa
San Marino
Senegal
Seychelles -
Sierra Leone
Singapore -
Slovakia -
Slovenia -
South Africa -
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname -
Sweden -
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago -
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of
Yugoslavia
Zambia
former USSR/Soviet Union -

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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