International reference texts

The international reference texts are the international conventions and treaties to which France is a contracting party and those reference texts and recommendations concerning nuclear safety and radiation protection that are not formally binding.

Others conventions

Other international conventions, whose scope does not fit to ASN competences, can have links with nuclear safety.

This is specifically the case with the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, which aims at reinforcing protection against malicious acts and the misuse of nuclear material. This convention came into effect in February 1987.

It was modified on July 8, 2005. The new text widens the scope of the measures to the protection of nuclear material situated on the territory of the signatory countries and the protection of nuclear facilities against sabotage. The introduction of new fundamental principles should make this new convention a more effective instrument.

Date of last update : 27/02/2014