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The diplomatic conference held in Vienna in 1997 adopted two instruments:
a Protocol to amend the 1963 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (1997 Protocol)
a Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)
Parties to the 1963 Vienna Convention and the 1997 Protocol must read and interpret them together as one single text that may be referred to as the 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage. See Practice Note: 1963 Vienna Convention—snapshot.
The CSC opened for signature on 12 September 1997 and entered into force on 15 April 2015.
The 1997 Protocol:
broadens the definition of nuclear damage under the Vienna Convention
extends the geographical scope of the Vienna Convention
extends the period during which claims may be made under the Vienna Convention
provides special consideration for coastal states
increases the limits of liability
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