UAE and Contracting Parties celebrate the entry into force of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

On April 15, the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) entered into force with the joining of Japan to the Convention.

As Japan became the 6th Contracting State of the Convention, Parties gather at the UN headquarters in Vienna to celebrate its entry into force.
The event to mark this historical moment for the Convention was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of all six original Contracting Parties: Argentina, Japan, Morocco, Romania, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.
The celebration was marked with “Kagami-Biraki”, the sake-barrel breaking ceremony, an old Japanese tradition that symbolizes the importance of this event.
“International nuclear liability conventions such as the CSC, provide a framework which is consistent with the UAE’s devoted approach in developing a responsible nuclear energy programme,” said Ambassador Alkaabi during the opening remarks of the event.
The UAE ratified the CSC on 17 July 2014. The CSC aims at establishing a worldwide liability regime to supplement and enhance measures provided in the current nuclear liability conventions, with a view to increase the scope and amount of compensation available for nuclear damage.