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The CPPNM aims to ensure the safe storage and transport of nuclear materials. It establishes measures to prevent, detect, and punish offences relating to nuclear material.
The CPPNM is the only internationally legally binding undertaking relating to the physical protection of nuclear material used for peaceful purposes.
The CPPNM applies to nuclear materials:
used for peaceful purposes while in international nuclear transport, and
to a limited extent (excluding arts 3 and 4) to domestic use, storage and transport of nuclear materials for peaceful purposes
'Nuclear material' is fully defined in Article 1(a) of CPPNM. Essentially, it covers plutonium and uranium.
'International nuclear transport' means the carriage of a consignment of nuclear material by any means of transportation intended to go beyond the territory of the state where the shipment originates:
beginning with the departure from a facility of the shipper in that state, and
ending with the arrival at a facility of the receiver within the state of ultimate destination
The CPPNM requires state parties to ensure that, during international nuclear transport, nuclear material within its territory, or on a ship or aircraft under its
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