1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material—Snapshot
1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material—Snapshot

The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • 1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material—Snapshot
  • Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector
  • Purpose of the CPPNM
  • Nuclear material covered
  • Requirements for storage and transport
  • Criminal offences
  • The 2005 Amendment
  • Extended scope
  • Protection against theft and sabotage
  • New fundamental principles
  • More...

TitleConvention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
Parties162 parties
Revisions2005 Amendment (entered into force 8 May 2015)
LocationVienna, Austria
Adopted26 October 1979
Came into force8 February 1987
SubjectNuclear safety and transport

Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below.

For information on how leaving the EU will affect the Great Britain’s (GB) membership of Euratom and the nuclear sector as a whole, see Practice Note: Energy and Brexit-Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector, which details the background to the Euratom Treaty and the evolving position on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Community as a corollary of Brexit. It includes discussion of Brexit and nuclear research and investment, Brexit and nuclear health and safety standards, Brexit

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