Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention)
Ongoing

The Joint Convention is an incentive convention that aims to, inter alia, achieve and a high level of safety worldwide in spent fuel and radioactive waste management, through the enhancement of national measures and international co-operation, including where appropriate, safety-related technical co-operation.

 

Adopted: 5 September 1997

Opened for signature: 29 September 1997

Entered into force: 18 June 2001

Parties: 86 parties (including EURATOM) (see table below)

 

More information on the Joint Convention, including the text, is available here.

The current status of the Joint Convention is available here.

The following articles related to the Joint Convention were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

  • The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, by W. Tonhauser and O. Jankowitsch (NLB 60, p. 9).
  • The IAEA Nuclear Safety Conventions: An example of Successful "Treaty Management", by G. Handl (NLB 72, p. 7).
  • The Safety Regime Concerning Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste and its Compatibility with the Trade Regime of the WTO, by L. Strack (NLB 73, p. 25).
  • Observations on the first Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, by G. Linsley (NLB 74, p. 81). 
  • Inside nuclear baseball: Reflections on the development of the safety conventions, by C. Stoiber (NLB 100, p. 61).
  • The impact of the major nuclear power plant accidents on the international legal framework for nuclear power, by S.G. Burns (NLB 101, p. 7).

 

Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Albania

Eritrea

Luxembourg

Saudi Arabia

Argentina*

Estonia

Madagascar

Senegal

Armenia*

Finland* Malta Serbia

Australia

France* Mauritania Slovak Republic*

Austria

Gabon Mauritius Slovenia*

Belarus*

Georgia Mexico South Africa*

Belgium*

Germany* Moldova Spain*

Benin

Ghana Montenegro Sweden*

Bolivia

Greece Morocco Switzerland*

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hungary* Netherlands* Tajikistan

Botswana

Iceland Niger Thailand

Brazil*

Indonesia Nigeria Ukraine*

Bulgaria*

Ireland North Macedonia United Arab Emirates*

Canada*

Italy Norway United Kingdom*

Chile

Japan* Oman United States*

China*

Jordan Paraguay Uruguay

Congo

Kazakhstan Peru Uzbekistan

Croatia

Korea* Poland Vietnam

Cuba

Kyrgyzstan Portugal Zimbabwe

Cyprus

Latvia Romania* EURATOM

Czech Republic*

Lesotho Russia*  

Denmark

Lithuania

Rwanda

 

* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.