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INFCIRC/500/Add.1
21 March 1996

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Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Signatures, Ratifications, Accessions and Successions and text of reservations/declarations

Status as of 31 December 1995

INFCIRC/500

State Date of
signature
Date of Deposit
of Instrument
Entry into force

Argentina10 Oct. 66Ratification 25 Apr. 6712 Nov. 77
Armenia
Accession 24 Aug. 9324 Nov. 93
Bolivia
Accession 10 Apr. 6812 Nov. 77
Brazil
Accession 26 Mar. 9326 Jun. 93
Bulgaria
Accession 24 Aug. 9424 Nov. 94
Cameroon
Accession 6 Mar. 6412 Nov. 77
Chile18 Aug. 88Ratification 23 Nov. 89*23 Feb. 90
Colombia21 May 63

Croatia
Succession
notified 29 Sep. 92
effect from
8 Oct. 91
Cuba10 Dec. 64Ratification 25 Oct. 6512 Nov. 77
Czech Republic
Accession 24 Mar. 94 24 Jun. 94
Egypt19 Aug. 65Ratification 5 Nov. 6512 Nov. 77
Estonia
Accession 9 May 949 Aug. 94
Hungary
Accession 28 Jul. 8928 Oct. 89
Latvia
Accession 15 Mar. 9515 Jun. 95
Lebanon19 Sept. 95

Lithuania
Accession 15 Sep. 9215 Dec. 92
Mexico
Accession 25 Apr. 8925 Jul. 89
Morocco30 Nov. 84

Niger
Accession 24 Jul. 7924 Oct. 79
Peru
Accession 26 Aug. 8026 Nov. 80
Philippines21 May 63Ratification 15 Nov. 65 12 Nov. 77
Poland
Accession 23 Jan. 9023 Apr. 90
Romania
Accession 29 Dec. 9229 Mar. 93
Slovak Republic
Accession 7 Mar. 957 Jun. 95
Slovenia
Succession
notified 7 Jul. 92
effect from
25 Jun. 91
Spain6 Sep. 63

The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia

Succession
notified 8 Apr. 94
effect from
8 Sept. 91
Trinidad & Tobago
Accession 31 Jan. 6612 Nov. 77
United Kingdom11 Nov. 64

Yugoslavia21 May 63Ratification 12 Aug. 77
Continuation
notified 28 April 1992
12 Nov. 77

The Convention came into force on 12 November 1977, i.e. three months after the date of deposit with the Director General of the fifth instrument of ratification, in accordance with Article XXIII.

Status:11 Signatories
 26 Parties


Reservations/Declarations
Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Chile23 November 1989
 
"The State of Chile is ratifying this Convention, formulating an interpretative statement with regard to Article V and a reservation with regard to Article VII in the following terms:

  1. With regard to Article V, Chile declares that under the general rules or principles of law there is no impediment to seeking full reparation for the damage effectively produced in cases where such damage exceeds the limits established by Chilean law; and

  2. With regard to Article VII, Chile enters an express reservation to the effect that, when the operator is unable to obtain insurance covering any part of his liability or the totality thereof, the guarantee of the State shall be understood to apply only to the portion not covered by insurance, in such cases and conditions as are provided for under Chilean law".

    (original: Spanish; translation by the Secretariat)