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  1. International Organizations - Protection against particular hazards - International agreement

    Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency.

    Adoption: 1986-09-26 | ORG-1986-IA-3050

    This Convention was adopted by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. It provides for co-operation between the States Parties and with the IAEA "to facilitate prompt assistance in the event of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency, to minimize its consequences and to protect life, property and the environment from the effects of radioactive releases" (Art. 1(1)). The Convention covers various aspects of the provision of assistance. In particular, the IAEA may be requested to assist in developing appropriate training programmes for personnel to deal with nuclear accidents and radiological emergencies and in developing appropriate radiation monitoring programmes, procedures and standards (Art. 5(b)(ii) and (iv)). The instrument states that it does not affect the rights and obligations of States Parties under existing international agreements which relate to the matters covered by this Convention (Art. 12).

  2. International Organizations - Protection against particular hazards - International agreement

    Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident.

    Adoption: 1986-09-26 | ORG-1986-IA-3051

    This Convention, adopted by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, entered into force on 27 Oct. 1986. It applies "in the event of any accident involving facilities or activities of a State Party or of persons or legal entities under its jurisdiction or control ... from which a release of radioactive material occurs or is likely to occur and which has resulted or may result in an international transboundary release that could be of radiological safety significance for another State" (Art. 1(1)). The Convention provides for forthwith notification and provision of information (Arts. 2 to 5), consultations (Art. 6), assistance to States Parties (Art. 8) and settlement of disputes (Art. 11).


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