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OPCW: The Legal Texts 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9789067043182
Previous Edition ISBN: 9067041122
Published: February 2010
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00



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The 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (CWC) bans an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. The CWC has now been in force for more than a decade, and has achieved almost universal adherence. To achieve its objectives, the CWC established the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This second 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 two 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 last decade.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Part I. Chemical Weapons Convention:
1. Text of the Convention
2. Declarations and statements made upon signature, ratification or accession
Part II. Interpretation:
3. Chemical weapons (CW) issues
4. Chemical weapons storage facility (CWSF) issues
5. Chemical weapons destruction facility (CWDF) issues
6. Chemical weapons production facility (CWPF) issues
7. Article VI issues (activities not prohibited)
8. Challenge inspection issues
9. Investigations of alleged use
10. General rules of verification
11. Designated laboratories
12. Central OPCW Analytical Database
Part III. Implementation:
13. Policy
14. Facility Agreements (Articles IV, V and VI(3) of the Convention)
15. National Implementation Measures (Article VII)
16. Privileges and Immunities (Article VIII, Section E, of the Convention)
17. Protection (Article X)
18. International Cooperation and Assistance
19. Universality
20. Training
21. Review of operation of the Convention
Part IV. Procedures and Mandates of the OPCW:
22. Conference of the States Parties (Article VIII(B) of the Convention)
23. Executive Council (Article VIII(C) of the Convention)
24. Technical Secretariat (Article VIII(D) of the Convention)
25. Scientific Advisory Board (Article VIII, subparagraphs 21(h) and 45)
26. Confidentiality Commission (Confidentiality Annex, paragraph 23)
27. Advisory Body on Administrative and Financial Matters
28. Committee on Relations with the host country
Part V. Relationship with Other International Organisations: 29. Relationship with the United Nations
30. Relationship with other international organisations
Part VI. History:
31. Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, 1925 (Geneva Protocol of 1925)
32. Material transmitted by the Conference on Disarmament
33. UN General Assembly resolution
34. Paris Resolution establishing the Preparatory Commission for the OPCW and related understandings
35. Protocol regarding the transfer of assets, liabilities, records and functions from the Preparatory Commission to the OPCW
36. Emblem of the OPCW.