(a) The operator of a nuclear installation to be liable for nuclear damage on provision of proof that such damage was caused by an incident within the installation, or involving nuclear material originating therefrom or being sent thereto (art. 2);
(b) The liability of the operator in such a case to be absolute, but the courts may make a finding of contributory negligence on the part of the person suffering such damage; in any case the operator will not be liable if the nuclear incident was due directly to act of armed conflict, civil war, insurrection or a grave natural disaster of an exceptional character (art. 4);
(c) Limits of liability and limitation of action established (arts. 5 and 6);
(d) Operator to maintain insurance or financial security to cover liability (art. 7).
Open for accession to all States members of the United Nations or members of the specialized agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Instruments of accession to be deposited with the Director-General of IAEA.
Date of adoption 21. 5.1963
Place of adoption Vienna
Date of entry into force 12.11.1977
Parties and dates of entry into force
Trinidad and Tobago 12.11.1977
Yugoslavia 12.11.1977 .
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