Rs 0.732.321.1 Convention Of 26 September 1986 On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident

Original Language Title: RS 0.732.321.1 Convention du 26 septembre 1986 sur la notification rapide d’un accident nucléaire

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0.732.321.1 original text Convention on early of a nuclear accident, concluded at Vienna on 26 September 1986 notification approved by the Federal Assembly on March 3, 1988, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland 31 May 1988 entry into force for Switzerland on 1 July 1988 (Status January 22, 2016) the States Parties to this Convention, knowing that nuclear activities are carried out in a number of States Noting that all measures have been and are being taken to ensure a high level of safety in nuclear activities, to prevent nuclear accidents and minimize possible consequences of any accident of this nature which might occur, eager to further strengthen international cooperation in the development and safe nuclear energy use convinced of the need for States to provide relevant information on nuclear accidents as soon as possible so that the transboundary radiological consequences can be limited as possible, noting the usefulness of arrangements bilateral and multilateral exchange of information in this field, have agreed to the following: art. 1 scope of application 1. The present Convention applies to any accident that involves facilities or activities, listed in paragraph 2 below, of a State party or of natural or legal persons under its jurisdiction or control, and which causes or will probably a release of radioactive materials, and who has had, or may result in an international transboundary release likely to be important from the point of view of radiation safety for another State.
2. facilities and the activities referred to in paragraph 1 are the following: a) any nuclear reactor wherever located; b) any facility of the nuclear fuel cycle; c) any radioactive waste management facility; d) the transport and storage of nuclear fuels or radioactive waste, e) the manufacture, use, temporary storage, disposal and transport of radioisotopes for agricultural purposes (industrial and medical related scientific and research; f) the use of radioisotopes for the generation of electricity in space objects.

S. 2 notification and information in case of accident specified in article 1 (hereinafter referred to as "nuclear accident"), the State party referred to in this article: a) notified without delay directly or through the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as 'The Agency'), States which are or may be physically affected as indicated in article first, as well as to the Agency, the nuclear accident, its nature, the time it occurred and its exact location where appropriate; b) provides quick to target States paragraph a), directly or through the Agency, as well as the Agency, available information relevant to limit the possible radiological consequences in those States, in accordance with the provisions of article 5.

S. 3. other nuclear to limit accidents as possible radiological consequences, States Parties may make a notification in the case of nuclear accidents other than those listed in article 1.

S. 4 functions of the Agency: a) immediately inform the States Parties, Member States, other States which are or may be physically affected as described in article 1 and international intergovernmental organizations (hereinafter referred to as 'international organization') relevant to a notification received in accordance with paragraph has) article 2; b) provides quickly any State party, any Member State or any relevant international organization which requests the information it has received pursuant to paragraph (b)) of article 2.

S. 5 information to be provided 1. Disclosures under paragraph b) of article 2 shall include the following data, insofar as the notifying State party has: a) the time, the exact location when this is appropriate, and the nature of the nuclear accident; b) installation or activity involved; c) the assumed or known cause and the foreseeable development of the nuclear in what accident concerning cross-border radioactive discharges; d) the General characteristics of the release of radioactive materials ((, including, insofar wherever possible and appropriate, the nature, the probable chemical and physical form and quantity, composition and effective height of the rejection of material radioactive; e) information about the meteorological and hydrological of the moment and planned, conditions which are necessary to provide the cross-border release of radioactive materials, f) the results of the monitoring of the environment with regard to cross-border radioactive discharges; g) protective measures taken or planned off-site; h) behaviour expected at the time of the release of radioactive materials.

2. this information shall be supplemented at appropriate intervals by other relevant information concerning the evolution of the emergency situation, including its termination foreseeable or actual.
3. the information received in accordance with paragraph b) of article 2 may be used without restriction, unless this information is provided in confidence by the notifying State party.

S. 6 consultations a State party providing information under paragraph (b)) article 2 responds quickly, insofar as this is reasonably possible, to a request for additional information or consultations a State party affected him to limit the possible radiological consequences in that State.

S. 7 competent authorities and contact points 1. Each State party indicates to the Agency and to the other States Parties, directly or through the Agency, its authorities and the authorized contact point to provide and to receive the notification and the information referred to in article 2. These contact points and a central unit for the Agency are accessible at all times.
2. each State party communicates quickly to the Agency all changes that would be made to the information referred to in paragraph 1.
3. the Agency maintains a list of these national authorities and points of contact and the contact points of the relevant international organizations, and supplies it to the States Parties and relevant Member States as well as international organizations.

S. 8 assistance to the States Parties the Agency, in accordance with its Statute and on the request of a State party leading not itself of nuclear activities and having a common border with a State which has an active nuclear program but who is not a party, carries out studies on the feasibility and implementation of an appropriate system of monitoring of the radioactivity in order to facilitate the achievement of the objectives of this Convention.

RS 0.732.011 s. 9 arrangements bilateral and multilateral to serve their mutual interests, States Parties may consider, when deemed useful, the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral relating to matters covered by this Convention.

S. 10 reports with other international agreements this Convention does not affect the reciprocal rights and obligations of States Parties under existing international agreements on matters covered by the Convention, or under future international agreements in accordance with the object and purpose of the Convention.

S. 11 settlement of disputes 1. Any dispute between States Parties or between a State party and the Agency regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, the parties to the dispute shall consult each other to resolve it by negotiation or by any other peaceful means of settlement of disputes which is acceptable disputing parties.
2. If a dispute of this nature between States Parties cannot be settled within a period of one year after the request for consultation referred to in paragraph 1, it is, at the request of any party to such dispute, be submitted to arbitration or referred to the International Court of Justice for decision. If, within six months following the date of the request for arbitration, the parties to the dispute are unable to agree on the Organization of the arbitration, a party may request the President of the International Court of Justice or the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations to appoint one or more arbitrators. In the event of conflict between the claims of the parties to the dispute, the request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations prevails.
3 when he signed this Convention, ratifies, accepts, approves it or accedes, a State may declare that it does consider itself not bound by one or the two dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 2. Other States Parties are not bound by a dispute settlement procedure laid down in paragraph 2 in respect of a State party for which such a declaration is in force.
4. a State party which has made a declaration in accordance with paragraph 3 may withdraw it at any time by a notification addressed to the depositary.

S. 12 entry into force


1. this Convention is open for signature by all States and by Namibia, represented by the United Nations Council for Namibia, at the headquarters of the international agency of atomic energy in Vienna, and at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, from September 26, 1986 and October 6, 1986, respectively, and until its entry into force or for a period of 12 months whichever is longer.
2. a State and Namibia, represented by the United Nations Council for Namibia, may express their consent to be bound by this Convention, by signature or deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval after signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, or deposit of an instrument of accession. The instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the depositary.
3. this Convention shall enter into force thirty days after that three States have expressed their consent to be bound.
4. for each State expressing its consent to be bound by this Convention after its entry into force, this Convention shall enter into force for this State thirty days after the date on which the consent was expressed.
5. a) this Convention shall be open, in accordance with the provisions of this section, to the accession of international organizations and the regional integration organizations constituted by sovereign States, which are entitled to negotiate, conclude and apply international agreements on matters covered by the present Convention.b) on questions which fall within their competence, such organisations, acting for their own account (, exercise the rights and fulfil the obligations which this Convention attributes to States Parties.c) when it deposits its instrument of accession, such an organization shall communicate to the depositary a declaration indicating the extent of its competence with respect to matters covered by the present Convention.d) such an organization does not have any vote additional to those of its Member States.

S. 13 provisional application a State may, when signing or at a later date prior to the entry into force of the present Convention, declare that it will apply this Convention provisionally.

S. 14 amendments 1. A State party may propose amendments to this Convention. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the depositary, who shall immediately communicate it to all other States Parties.
2. If a majority of States Parties request the depositary to convene a conference to consider the proposed amendments, the depositary invites all States Parties to attend the conference, which will open 30 days at least after the sending of the invitations. Any amendment adopted at the conference by a majority of two thirds of all States Parties is contained in a Protocol, which is open for signature by all States Parties in Vienna and New York.
3. the Protocol shall enter into force thirty days after that three States have expressed their consent to be bound. For each State expressing its consent to be bound by the Protocol after its entry into force, the Protocol enters into force for that State thirty days after the date on which the consent was expressed.

S. 15 denunciation 1. A State party may denounce this Convention by written notification addressed to the depositary.
2. the denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the depositary receives the notification.

S. 16 depositary 1. The Director general of the Agency is the depositary of this Convention.
2. the Director-general of the Agency shall notify quickly to States Parties and other States: a) each signature of this Convention or any protocol amendment; b) each deposit of instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to this Convention or to any protocol amendment; c) any declaration or any withdrawal of declaration made in accordance with article 11; d) any declaration of provisional application of this Convention made in accordance with article 13; e) the entry into force This Convention and any amendment which brought him; f) any denunciation made under article 15.

S. 17 authentic texts and certified copies the original of this Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Director-general of the international agency of atomic energy which will make copies certified to States Parties and other States.
In witness whereof, the undersigned, duly authorized, have signed this Convention, opened for signature in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of article adopted by the General Conference of the international agency of Atomic Energy meeting in special session in Vienna on 26 September one thousand nine hundred and eighty-six.
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Scope January 22, 2016 States parties Ratification accession (A) Declaration of succession (S) Signature without reservation of ratification (if) entry into force South Africa * 10 August 1987 September 10, 1987 Albania September 30, 2003 A October 30, 2003 Algeria January 15, 2004 15 February 2004 Germany * 14 September 1989 15 October 1989 Angola December 22, 2004 was January 22, 2005 Saudi Arabia * 3 November 1989 December 4, 1989 Argentina * 17 January 1990 A February 17, 1990

Armenia 24 August 1993 A 24 September 1993 Australia * September 22, 1987 23 October 1987 Austria 18 February 1988 20 March 1988 Bahrain * may 5, 2011 to June 4, 2011 Bangladesh 7 January 1988 was 7 February 1988 Belarus * 26 January 1987 26 February 1987 Belgium 4 January 1999 February 4, 1999 Bolivia * 22 August 2003 September 21, 2003 Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 June 1998 S March 1, 1992 Botswana 11 November 2011 was December 11, 2011 Brazil 4 December 1990 4 January 1991 Bulgaria 24 February 1988 26 March 1988 Burkina Faso 7 August 2014 6 September 2014 Cambodia April 5, 2012 has may 5, 2012 Cameroon 17 January 2006 February 16, 2006 Canada * January 18, 1990 18 February 1990 Chile 15 November 2005 15 December 2005 China * 10 September 1987 October 11, 1987 Cyprus 4 January 1989 has 4 February 1989 Colombia March 28, 2003 was 28 April 2003 European Community of Atomic Energy (EURATOM/EAEC) *.

14 November 2006 has December 14, 2006 Korea (South) 8 June 1990 July 9, 1990 Costa Rica September 16, 1991 October 17, 1991 Croatia 29 September 1992 S 8 October 1991 Cuba * January 8, 1991 8 February 1991 Denmark 26 September 1986 if 27 October 1986 Egypt * July 6, 1988 6 August 1988 El El Salvador * 26 January 2005 February 26, 2005 United Arab Emirates United * 2 October 1987 – November 2, 1987 Spain * 13 September 1989 October 14, 1989

Estonia 9 May 1994 has 9 June 1994 United States * September 19, 1988 October 20, 1988 Finland 11 December 1986 January 11, 1987, France * 6 March 1989 6 April 1989 Gabon 19 February 2008 was March 20, 2008 Georgia October 6, 2010 at November 5, 2010 Greece * 6 June 1991 7 July 1991 Guatemala 8 August 1988 September 8, 1988 Hungary 10 March 1987 10 April 1987 India * January 28, 1988 February 28, 1988 Indonesia * 12 November 1993 13 December 1993

Iran * 9 October 2000 9 November 2000 Iraq * July 21, 1988 21 August 1988 Ireland 13 September 1991 14 October 1991 Iceland 27 September 1989 28 October 1989 Israel * may 25, 1989 June 25, 1989 Italy * 8 February 1990 11 March 1990 Japan June 9, 1987 July 10, 1987 Jordan 11 December 1987 January 11, 1988 Kazakhstan 10 March 2010 has 9 April 2010 Kuwait may 13, 2003 has 13 June 2003 Laos may 10, 2013 9 June 2013

Lesotho 17 September 2013 17 October 2013 Latvia 28 December 1992 has 28 January 1993 Lebanon 17 April 1997 18 May 1997 Libya 13 August 2009 A 12 September 2009 Liechtenstein 19 April 1994 20 May 1994 Lithuania 16 November 1994 has 17 December 1994 Luxembourg 26 September 2000 October 27, 2000 Macedonia 20 September 1996 S 17 September 1991 Malaysia * September 1, 1987 if 2 October 1987 Mali October 1, 2007 October 30, 2007 Morocco 7 October 1993

7 November 1993 Maurice * 17 August 1992 has 17 September 1992 Mauritania September 19, 2011 October 19, 2011 Mexico may 10, 1988 10 June 1988 Moldova 7 May 1998 A 7 June 1998 Monaco * 19 July 1989 19 August 1989 Mongolia June 11, 1987 July 12, 1987 Montenegro 21 March 2007 S 3 June 2006 Mozambique 30 October 2009 has 29 November 2009 Myanmar * 18 December 1997 A January 18, 1998 Nicaragua * 11 November 1993 has 12 December 1993

Nigeria 10 August 1990 10 September 1990 Norway 26 September 1986, so October 27, 1986 New Zealand 11 March 1987 to 11 April 1987 Oman * July 9, 2009 August 8, 2009 United Nations food and agriculture (Organization FAO) * October 19, 1990 A 19 November 1990 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) * 17 April 1990 has 18 May 1990 World Health (who) Organization * August 10, 1988 10 September 1988 Pakistan * September 11, 1989 has 12 October 1989 Panama

April 1, 1999 2 May 1999 Paraguay February 6, 2013 March 8, 2013 Netherlands 23 September 1991 24 October 1991 Aruba 23 September 1991 October 24, 1991 Curaçao October 10, 2010 10 October 2010 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) October 10, 2010 10 October 2010 Sint Maarten 10 October 2010 October 10, 2010 Peru * 17 July 1995 has 17 August 1995 Philippines


5 May 1997 A 5 June 1997 Poland 24 March 1988 24 April 1988 Portugal 30 April 1993 31 May 1993 Qatar November 4, 2005 to December 4, 2005 Dominican Republic April 29, 2010 has 29 May 2010 Czech Republic 24 March 1993 S 1 January 1993 Romania * 12 June 1990 has 13 July 1990 United Kingdom * 9 February 1990 12 March 1990 Russia * 23 December 1986 January 24, 1987 Saint - Vincent and the Grenadines 18 September 2001 A 19 October 2001 Senegal 24 December 2008 January 23, 2009 Serbia 5 February 2002 S 27 April 1992 Singapore 15 December 1997 was 15 January 1998 Slovakia * 10 February 1993 S January 1, 1993 Slovenia 7 July 1992 S 25 June 1991 Sri Lanka * January 11, 1991 February 11, 1991 Sweden February 27, 1987 March 30 1987 Switzerland 31 May 1988 1 July 1988 Tajikistan September 1, 2011 October 1, 2011 Tanzania 27 January 2005 has February 26, 2005 Thailand * March 21, 1989

21 April 1989 Tunisia 24 February 1989 March 27, 1989 Turkey * January 3, 1991 February 3, 1991 Ukraine * 26 January 1987 26 February 1987 Uruguay 21 December 1989 has 21 January 1990 Venezuela * 22 September 2014 has 22 October 2014 Viet Nam * September 29, 1987 was October 30, 1987 * reservations and declarations.
Reservations and declarations are not published to the RO. Texts in English can be found at the website of the International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA) www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Conventions or obtained from the Directorate of public international law (DPIL), Section of international treaties, 3003 Berne.

RO 1988 1360 RO 1988 1359 RO 1988 1367, 1989 398, 1990 1622, 1991 2218, 2005 1849, 2007 3595, 2010 1629, 2012 383, 2014 127, 2016 505. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).

State January 22, 2016

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