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INFCIRC/500/Add. 21/
28 February 1997

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Original: ENGLISH


Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

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

Status as of 31 December 1996

INFCIRC/500

StateDate of signatureDate of deposit of instrumentEntry into force

Argentina10 Oct. 66Ratification 25 Apr. 6712 Nov. 77
ArmeniaAccession 24 Aug. 9324 Nov. 93
BoliviaAccession 10 Apr. 6812 Nov. 77
BrazilAccession 26 Mar. 9326 Jun. 93
BulgariaAccession 24 Aug. 9424 Nov. 94
CameroonAccession 6 Mar. 6412 Nov. 77
Chile18 Aug. 88Ratification 23 Nov. 89*23 Feb. 90
Colombia21 May 63
CroatiaSuccession
notified 29 Sep. 92
effect
from 8 Oct. 91
Cuba10 Dec. 64Ratification 25 Oct. 6512 Nov. 77
Czech RepublicAccession 24 Mar. 9424 Jun. 94
Egypt19 Aug. 65Ratification 5 Nov. 6512 Nov. 77
EstoniaAccession 9 May 94 9 Aug. 94
HungaryAccession 28 Jul. 8928 Oct. 89
LatviaAccession 15 Mar. 9515 Jun. 95
Lebanon19 Sept. 95
LithuaniaAccession 15 Sep. 9215 Dec. 92
MexicoAccession 25 Apr. 8925 Jul. 89
Morocco30 Nov. 84
NigerAccession 24 Jul. 7924 Oct. 79
PeruAccession 26 Aug. 8026 Nov. 80
Philippines21 May 63Ratification 15 Nov. 6512 Nov. 77
PolandAccession 23 Jan. 9023 Apr. 90
RomaniaAccession 29 Dec. 9229 Mar. 93
Russian Federation8 May 96
Slovak RepublicAccession 7 Mar.957 Jun. 95
SloveniaSuccession
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 & TobagoAccession 31 Jan. 6612 Nov. 77
UkraineAccession 20 Sep. 9620 Dec. 96
United Kingdom11 Nov. 64
Yugoslavia21 May 63Ratification 12 Aug. 77
Continuation notified
28 Apr. 92
12 Nov. 77

The Convention came into force 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 12 Signatories

27 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)


1/ This document includes the information given in INFCIRC/500/Add. 1 and accordingly supersedes that document.

* Indicates reservation/declaration.