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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Vienna
Date of Signature 26/09/1986
Date of Entry Into Force 27/10/1986
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To strengthen further international cooperation in the safe development and use of nuclear energy.
Remarks Adopted in 1986 following the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, this Convention establishes a notification system for nuclear accidents which have the potential for international transboundary release that could be of radiological safety significance for another State. It requires States to report the accident's time, location, radiation releases, and other data essential for assessing the situation. Notification is to be made to affected States directly or through the IAEA, and to the IAEA itself. Reporting is mandatory for any nuclear accident involving facilities and activities listed in Article 1. Pursuant to Article 3, States may notify other accidents as well. The five nuclear-weapon States (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and United States) have all declared their intent also to report accidents involving nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons tests. (source:
OJ Reference L314, 30/11/2005, p. 22
Depositary International Atomic Energy Agency
Contracting Parties European Atomic Energy Community, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, European Atomic Energy Society, Finland, Food and Agriculture Organization , Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican, Vietnam, World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization
Authentic Texts Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Subject Matters Energy
Nuclear Energy
nuclear safety
Amendment and review Article 14 Convention
Entry into force conditions Article 12 Convention
Provisional application Article 13 Convention
Settlement of disputes Article 11 Convention
Date of Signature 14/11/2006
Conclusion Decision Commission Decision of 25 November 2005 concerning the accession of the European Atomic Energy Community to the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident; OJ L314 of 30/11/2005, p.21
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 :   15/05/2008