UNGA adopted the ICSANT in April 2005, and a worth-mentioning figure of 115 states signed it. In the years that have followed, 77 states have ratified the ICSANT. This has brought it into effect since July 2007.
This convention legally binds all its States Parties to formulate national laws and to impose punitive legal actions, under their respective criminal laws, upon all individuals involved in the act of nuclear terrorism or related activities.
The manufacture, possession and use of nuclear/radiological material with the intent to harm people, property, environment and also any intentional action which causes damage to and release of nuclear and radioactive material will be hereinafter considered a crime.