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The Convention on the Prohibition and Elimination of Chemical Weapons: a Breakthrough in Multilateral Disarmament / La Convention Sur L'Interdiction Et L'Elimination DES Armes Chimiques: Une Percee Dans L'Entreprise Multilaterale Du Desarmement

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ISBN13: 9789041101549
ISBN: 9041101543
Published: November 1995
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £165.00



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After 20 years of negotiation within the framework of the Disarmament Conference, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction was signed in Paris between 13 and 15 January 1993. At the same time, the signatory States adopted a resolution instituting a Preparatory Commission, established in The Hague, with the aim of ""the prompt and effective establishment of the future Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons"".;A variety of converging considerations led the Curatorium of the Academy of International Law to organize a workshop on this subject: first the interesting nature of the highly sensitive problems raised by the destruction of chemical weapons, both on the strategic and political planes, as well as on technical, financial and ecological grounds; but also the originality and difficulty, from the legal standpoint, of the numerous questions which will inevitably arise in connection with the application of the Paris Convention.;Finally, the Paris Convention, which is innovative in many respects, particularly in that it institutes international control over the whole of an industrial activity, may be used as a model in other areas of disarmament, in particular the area of nuclear weapons.

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Contents:
1. Opening of the Workshop; F. Vallat.
2. Address; I.R. Kenyon. First Part: General Presentation.
1. The 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention: A Significant Step in the Process of Multilateral Disarmament; J. Goldblat.
2. The Preparatory Commission for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; F.C. Calderon.
3. Ratification and Universality; Y. Dinstein.
4. Relations between the Chemical Weapons Convention and Other Relevant International Norms; N. Ronzitti.
5. The Protection of the Environment in the Context of Chemical Weapons Destruction; U. Beyerlin, T. Marauhn. Second Part: Implementation by States Parties.
1. L'Autorite Nationale; E. Roucounas.
2. Adaptation of National Legislation to Implement the Chemical Weapons Convention; B. Kellman.
3. La Mise en Oeuvre de la Convention sur l'Interdiction et l'Elimination des Armes Chimiques: Problemes et Prospectives; J. Verhoeven.
4. Adaptation of National Legislation to the Implementation Requirements of the Chemical Weapons Convention: Common Law Systems; N.A. Sims.
5. National Measures for the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention: Certain Legal Aspects; S.R. Rao. Third Part: Institutional Aspects.
1. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW): Structure, Functions and Potential Deficiencies; T. Bernauer.
2. Les Actes de l'Organisation; M. Kamto.
3. The Financing of the Organization and of its Activities; M. Bentinck.
4. Responsibility of the International Organization and of its Civil Servants; L. Rockwood. Fourth Part: Regulation of Private Activities.
1. Le Regime de Transfert des Substances Chimiques dans la Convention; D. Momtaz.
2. Obligations and Protection of Individuals; M. Bothe.
3. How to Cope with the Legal Problems Caused by Inspection in Chemical Enterprises; K. Kunieda.
4. Regime des Activites Prives, Role des Juridictions Internes (Competence Judiciaire et Conflits de Lois); G.A.L. Droz.
5. Constraints upon the Freedom of Trade and Industry: The German Viewpoint; E. Wyszomirski.
6. Constraints upon the Freedom of Trade and Industry: The American Viewpoint; A.E. Smithson. Fifth Part: Means for Ensuring Compliance with the Convention.
1. The Chemical Weapons Convention and Commercial Interests: Conflict or Co-operation? M.P. Walls.
2. The Verification System for the Chemical Weapons Convention; J.P.P. Robinson.
3. Disputes between the Inspected State Party and the Inspection Team; R.J. Mathews, T.L.H. McCormack.
4. The Settlement of Disputes under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Case of the Confidentiality Commission; E.P.J. Myjer.
5. Reactions in the Event of Breach; A. Rosas.