The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills
The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage—snapshot

The following Energy practice note Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage—snapshot
  • Current status of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation on Nuclear Damage
  • Aims of the CSC
  • Liability
  • Exclusive jurisdiction
  • Compensation
  • Definition of 'nuclear damage'
  • US—France Joint Statement

TitleConvention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage
Signatories19
Entered into forceArgentina, Ghana (accession), India, Japan, Montenegro (accession), Morocco, Romania, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
SignedAustralia, Canada, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mauritius, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Ukraine
Related legislation1960 Paris Convention Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (the 'Paris Convention')
1963 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (the 'Vienna Convention')
Adopted12 September 1997
Opened for signature29 September 1997
Came into force15 April 2015
SubjectNuclear liability

Current status of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation on Nuclear Damage

In order for the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage ('CSC') to come into force, it must have been ratified by at least five countries with a combined nuclear generating capacity of 400,000MW. Japan's ratification of the CSC on 15 January 2015 marked the CSC's entry into force.

Aims of the CSC

The CSC is an international convention designed to provide a clear route to compensation for damages in the case of a nuclear incident. It is a freestanding instrument, independent of, and supplementary to, the existing 1960 Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (the 'Paris Convention') and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (the 'Vienna Convention'). It is open to all states, whether they have nuclear installations or not, and whether they are party to

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