Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

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Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
Signed 21 May 1963
Location Vienna
Effective 12 November 1977
Condition 5 Ratifications
Signatories 13
Parties 40
Depositary Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Languages English, French, Russian and Spanish

The Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage is a 1963 treaty that governs issues of liability in cases of nuclear accident. It was concluded at Vienna on 21 May 1963 and entered into force on 12 November 1977. The convention has been amended by a 1997 protocol. The depository is the International Atomic Energy Agency.

As of February 2014, the convention has been ratified by 40 states. Colombia, Israel, Morocco, Spain, and the United Kingdom have signed the convention but have not ratified it. Slovenia has denounced the treaty and withdrawn from it.

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