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OPCW: The Legal Texts

  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Chemical Weapons Convention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 3-99
    3. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 100-105
  3. Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 109-135
    3. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 136-140
    4. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 141-155
    5. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 156-162
    6. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 163-209
    7. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 210-213
    8. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 214-218
    9. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 219-231
    10. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 232-242
    11. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 243-245
  4. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 249-312
    3. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 313-385
    4. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 386-404
    5. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 405-428
    6. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 429-435
    7. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 436-466
    8. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 467-477
    9. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 478-481
    10. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 482-567
  5. Procedures and Mandates of the OPCW

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 571-587
    3. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 588-596
    4. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 597-689
    5. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 690-700
    6. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 701-714
    7. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 715-717
    8. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 718-718
  6. Relationship with Other International Organisations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 719-719
    2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 721-733
    3. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 734-734
  7. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 735-735
    2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 738-743
    3. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 744-755
    4. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
      Pages 761-761
  8. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 763-783

About this book

Introduction

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (CWC), which entered into force on 29 April 1997, bans an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. The CWC has now been in force for almost twenty years and having 190 States Parties as at July 2014, has almost achieved universal adherence. To achieve its objectives, the CWC established the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This third edition of 'OPCW: The Legal Texts' brings together the text of the Convention, the interpretative decisions and understandings reached by the organs of the OPCW, policies, rules of procedure, regulations, the conclusions of the three reviews undertaken by the States Parties of the operation of the Convention and key background texts. The volume provides a comprehensive overview of the Convention regime, as it has developed over the past seventeen years.

Useful for national authorities responsible for the operation of the Convention in their countries, governmental and non-governmental entities engaged in disarmament issues, legal advisers, practitioners and academics engaged either in disarmament matters, general public international law and treaty law.

Keywords

Chemical Weapons Chemical Weapons Convention Disarmament Non-proliferation Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Editors and affiliations

  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of the Legal AdviserOrganisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsThe HagueThe Netherlands

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