Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994
Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon
Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994
  • Snapshot of Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994
  • Background
  • Status
  • Obligations and operation
  • Chapter 2—Obligations
  • Chapter 3—Meetings of the Contracting Parties
  • Implementation in the UK
  • Euratom and Brexit

Snapshot of Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994

Title Convention on Nuclear Safety
Parties 85
Location Vienna
Adopted 17 June 1994
Came into force 24 October 1996
Subject Safety of land based civil nuclear power plants and related facilities

Background

The Convention on Nuclear Safety (the ‘Convention’) was adopted on 17 June 1994 by a diplomatic conference convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and entered into force on 24 October 1996. Its aim was to legally commit participating states operating land-based nuclear power plants to maintain a high level of safety by setting international benchmarks to which states would subscribe.

The Convention results from co-operation between governments, national nuclear safety regulators and the IAEA in the aftermath of the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents. It forms part of the international legal framework governing nuclear safety and security, including the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (see Practice Note: Joint Convention on the Safety