Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
Ongoing

The CPPNM establishes measures related to the physical protection of nuclear material used for peaceful purposes during transport, criminalisation of offenses relating to nuclear material and international co-operation and exchange of information.

 

Adopted: 26 October 1979

Opened for signature: 3 March 1980

Entered into force: 8 February 1987

Parties: 164 (see table below)

 

More information on the CPPNM, including the text, is available here.

The text of the CPPNM is also reproduced in Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 24.

The current status of the CPPNM is available here.

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

  • The Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, by H. Vinh Phuong (NLB 35, p. 113).
  • The International Regime on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, by L. Vez Carmona (NLB 76, p. 29).
  • Facilitating the entry into force and implementation of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material: Observations, challenges and benefits, by P.L. Johnson (NLB 94, p. 9).
 

Parties to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Afghanistan

Congo Iceland Montenegro Serbia

Albania

Costa Rica India* Morocco Seychelles

Algeria

Côte d'Ivoire Indonesia Mozambique Singapore

Andorra

Croatia Iraq Myanmar Slovak Republic*

Angola

Cuba Ireland Namibia Slovenia*

Antigua and Barbuda

Cyprus Israel Nauru South Africa*

Argentina*

Czech Republic* Italy Netherlands* Spain*

Armenia*

Democratic Republic of the Congo Jamaica New Zealand Sudan

Australia

Denmark Japan* Nicaragua Sweden*

Austria

Djibouti Jordan Niger Switzerland*

Azerbaijan

Dominica Kazakhstan Nigeria Syrian Arab Republic

Bahamas

Dominican Republic Kenya Niue Tajikistan

Bahrain

Ecuador Korea* North Macedonia Tanzania

Bangladesh

El Salvador Kuwait Norway Thailand

Belarus*

Equatorial Guinea Kyrgyzstan Oman Togo

Belgium*

Eritrea Lao People's Democratic Republic Pakistan* Tonga

Benin

Estonia Latvia Palau Trinidad and Tobago

Bolivia

Eswatini Lebanon Palestinian Authority Tunisia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fiji Lesotho Panama Turkey

Botswana

Finland* Libya Paraguay Turkmenistan

Brazil*

France* Liechtenstein Peru Uganda

Bulgaria*

Gabon Lithuania Philippines Ukraine*

Burkina Faso

Georgia Luxembourg Poland United Arab Emirates*

Cabo Verde

Germany* Madagascar Portugal

United Kingdom*

Cambodia

Ghana Malawi Qatar United States*

Cameroon

Greece Mali Romania* Uruguay

Canada*

Grenada Malta Russia* Uzbekistan

Central African Republic

Guatemala Marshall Islands Rwanda Viet Nam

Chad

Guinea Mauritania Saint Kitts and Nevis Yemen

Chile

Guinea-Bissau Mexico* Saint Lucia Zambia

China*

Guyana Moldova San Marino Zimbabwe

Colombia

Honduras Monaco Saudi Arabia EURATOM

Comoros

Hungary*

Mongolia

Senegal

 

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