The Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (the “Paris Convention”) met remotely on 28 October 2021 to discuss the interpretation and implementation of the Paris Convention and the Brussels Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention.
During this meeting, they also discussed the final steps towards the ratification of the 2004 Protocols to amend both conventions and took note of the relevant national provisions adopted in order to implement those protocols.
The Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention and to the Brussels Supplementary Convention have expressed their readiness to deposit their instruments of ratification of the 2004 Protocols simultaneously on 17 December 2021 during a ceremony to be held at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, both Protocols should come into force on 1 January 2022.
It should be noted that Norway and Switzerland have already deposited their instruments of ratification of both Protocols, and Spain its instrument of ratification of the Brussels Supplementary Convention. The latest status of ratification or accession for the Paris Convention is available here and for the Brussels Supplementary Convention, here.