Paris Convention: Latest status of ratifications or accession
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Paris Convention on Nuclear Third Party Liability

Latest status of ratifications or accessions

The OECD Secretary General is the depositary for the Paris Convention, which has been amended three times by Protocols adopted in 1964, 1982 and 2004. The 1960 Convention and the 1964 Additional Protocol entered into force on 1 April 1968. The 1982 Protocol entered into force on 7 October 1988. The 2004 Protocol will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

The status of reservations, declarations and notifications are available in English and French.

State 1960 Convention 1964 Additional Protocol 1982 Protocol 2004 Protocol
Austria* ... ... ... ...
Belgium*** Ratified, 3 August 1966 3 August 1966 19 September 1985 1 January 2022
Denmark*** Ratified, 4 September 1974 4 September 1974 16 May 1989 1 January 2022
Finland*** Acceded, 16 June 1972 16 June 1972 22 December 1989 1 January 2022
France*** Ratified, 9 March 1966 9 March 1966 6 July 1990 1 January 2022
Germany*** Ratified, 30 September 1975 30 September 1975 25 September 1985 1 January 2022
Greece*** Ratified, 12 May 1970 12 May 1970 30 May 1988 1 January 2022
Italy*** Ratified, 17 September 1975 17 September 1975 28 June 1985 1 January 2022
Luxembourg* ... ... ... ...
Netherlands*** Ratified, 28 December 1979 28 December 1979 1 August 1991 1 January 2022
Norway Ratified, 2 July 1973 2 July 1973 3 June 1986 26 November 2010
Portugal*** Ratified, 29 September 1977 29 September 1977 28 May 1984 1 January 2022
Slovenia*** Acceded, 16 October 2001 16 October 2001 16 October 2001 1 January 2022
Spain*** Ratified, 31 October 1961 30 April 1965 7 October 1988 1 January 2022
Sweden*** Ratified, 1 April 1968 1 April 1968 8 March 1983 1 January 2022
Switzerland** Ratified, 9 March 2009 9 March 2009 9 March 2009 9 March 2009
Turkey Ratified, 10 October 1961 5 April 1968 21 January 1986 4 January 2022
United Kingdom*** Ratified, 23 February 1966 23 February 1966 19 August 1985 1 January 2022

* Austria and Luxembourg both signed the 1960 Paris Convention, the 1964 Additional Protocol to amend the Paris Convention and the 1982 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention. Neither country has ratified any of these instruments. / L'Autriche et le Luxembourg ont signé la Convention de Paris de 1960, le protocole additionnel de 1964 portant modification à la Convention de Paris et le protocole de 1982 portant modification à ladite Convention. Ni l’un ni l’autre n’a ratifié aucun de ces instruments.

** Switzerland has signed the 1960 Paris Convention, the 1964 Additional Protocol to amend the Paris Convention and the 1982 and 2004 Protocols to amend the Paris Convention. On 9 March 2009, Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification of the 1960 Paris Convention as amended by the 1964, 1982 and 2004 amending Protocols. As this ratification is effective only with respect to the 1960 Paris Convention as amended by all 3 Protocols, entry into force for Switzerland of the Paris Convention as so amended will only take place once the 2004 Protocol to amend the Paris Convention has itself entered into force. / La Suisse a signé la Convention de Paris de 1960, le protocole additionnel de 1964 portant modification à la Convention de Paris et les protocoles de 1982 et de 2004 portant modification à ladite Convention. Le 9 mars 2009, la Suisse a déposé son instrument de ratification de la Convention de Paris de 1960 telle qu’amendée par les protocoles de 1964, 1982 et 2004. Comme cet instrument de ratification ne s’applique qu’à la Convention de Paris de 1960 telle qu’amendée par les 3 protocoles, la Convention de Paris telle qu’amendée n’entrera en vigueur pour la Suisse qu’au moment où le Protocole de 2004 portant modification à la Convention de Paris entrera lui-même en vigueur.

*** On 17 December 2021, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval in accordance with Article 20 of the Paris Convention and requested that the deposit be registered on 1 January 2022. / Le 17 décembre 2021, l’Allemagne, la Belgique, le Danemark, l'Espagne, la Finlande, la France, la Grèce, l’Italie, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal, la Slovénie, la Suède et le Royaume-Uni ont déposé leurs instruments de ratification, acceptation ou approbation en conformité avec l’article 20 de la Convention de Paris, tout en demandant à ce que le dépôt de ces instruments soit enregistré le 1 janvier 2022.