India ratifies pact on nuclear compensation

Delhi Law Academy Uncategorized

Five years after signing the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), India has ratified the convention.

The CSC is a convention that allows for increasing the compensation amount in the event of a nuclear incident through public funds pooled in by contracting parties based on their own installed nuclear capacities. It entered into force on April 15, 2015.

India had also passed its own domestic nuclear liability law, the Civil Law for Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act in 2010. Countries such as the U.S. have said that the Indian law’s provisions are violative of the CSC, but this has been denied by India.