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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Convention on Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Vienna
Date of Signature 26/09/1986
Date of Entry Into Force 26/02/1987
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To set out a framework for co-operation among the States Parties between themselves and with the International Atomic Energy Agency to facilitate prompt assistance in the event of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency to minimise its consequences and to protect life, property and the environment from the effects of radioactive releases.
Remarks Adopted in 1986 following the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, this Convention sets out an international framework for co-operation among States Parties and with the IAEA to facilitate prompt assistance and support in the event of nuclear accidents or radiological emergencies. It requires States to notify the IAEA of their available experts, equipment, and other materials for providing assistance. In case of a request, each State Party decides whether it can render the requested assistance as well as its scope and terms. Assistance may be offered without costs taking into account inter alia the needs of developing countries and the particular needs of countries without nuclear facilities. The IAEA serves as the focal point for such cooperation by channelling information, supporting efforts, and providing its available services.
OJ Reference L314, 30/11/2005, p. 28
Depositary International Atomic Energy Agency
Contracting Parties European Atomic Energy Community, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Food and Agriculture Organization , Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization
Authentic Texts Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Subject Matters Energy
Amendment and review Article 16 Convention
Confidentiality Article 6 Convention
Entry into force conditions Article 14 Convention
Provisional application Article 15 Convention
Settlement of disputes Article 13 Convention
Date of Signature 14/11/2006
Conclusion Date 14/11/2006
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Commission Decision of 25 November 2005 concerning the accession of the European Atomic Energy Community to the Convention on Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency; OJ L314 of 30/11/2005, p.27
Date of Entry Into Force 14/12/2006
Reserves A declaration of EU competence exists for this treaty. To consult the text click on "to load all the summary data of the treaty".
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EAEC: Article 101

Last Update :   07/08/2009