Scope Of The Convention On Assistance In The Case Of Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über Hilfeleistung bei nuklearen Unfällen oder strahlungsbedingten Notfällen

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28th Federal Chancellor's presentation on the scope of the Convention on Assistance in the event of nuclear accidents or emergencies

According to the Communications of the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the following countries have ratified their ratification and/or ratification of the Convention. Accession instruments to the Convention on Assistance in the event of nuclear accidents or radiation-related emergencies (BGBl. No. 87/1990, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III, No 94/2006):

States:

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:

Denmark

26 September 2008

Botswana

11 November 2011

Gabon

19 February 2008

Kazakhstan

10 March 2010

Mali

1 October 2007

Mauritania

19 September 2011

Oman

9 July 2009

Senegal

24 December 2008

Tajikistan

23 September 2011

Furthermore, Montenegro, with its effectiveness of 3 June 2006, has declared that it should continue to comply with the Convention.

On the occasion of the deposit of their instruments of ratification or The following declarations have been made by the following States: Reservations are explained:

Denmark:

Denmark declares that it is Article 8 (2) lit. a not be used in cases of intent or gross negligence on the part of employees of the assisting party and of persons acting on behalf of the aid party. This declaration shall be made in accordance with Art. 8 (9). Denmark also declares that it will not apply Article 10 (2) in cases of gross negligence, that declaration shall be made in accordance with Article 10 (5) (lit). b.

Until further notice, the Convention does not apply to Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Oman:

Firstly, according to the wording of Article 8 (9) of the Convention on the provision of assistance in the event of nuclear accidents or emergencies, the Sultanate of Oman does not consider Article 8 (2) and (3) to be based on privileges and immunities committed.

Secondly, according to the wording of Article 10 (5):

(a)

The Sultanate of Oman shall not be bound by paragraph 2 of this Article;

(b)

the Sultanate of Oman (2) of this Article shall not apply in the event of gross negligence on the part of persons who have caused death, injury, loss or damage.

Thirdly, according to the wording of Article 13 (3), the Sultanate of Oman shall not be bound by the dispute settlement procedures set out in paragraph 2 of this Article.

According to a further communication from the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Netherlands 1 the following territorial changes announced on 6 June 2011:

The Agreement shall apply to:

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The Netherlands (the European part) with effect from 24. October 1991

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The Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) with effectiveness of 10. October 2010

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Aruba with efficacy of 24. October 1991

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Curaçao with effectiveness of 10. October 2010

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St. Maarten with efficacy of 10. October 2010.

Faymann