Specificity of model facility agreements under the Chemical Weapons Convention

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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) contains the most extensive verification inspection provision of any arms control agreement in history. Among its innovations are provisions for facility agreements to govern on-site verification inspections of certain facilities. A facility agreement is an agreement or arrangement between a State Party and the Organization [for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] relating to a specific facility subject to on-site verification pursuant to Articles 4, 5 and 6. The purpose of this very brief paper is to discuss the value of specificity in the model facility agreements that are to serve as the basis for facility ... continued below

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Tanzman, E.A. June 27, 1995.

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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) contains the most extensive verification inspection provision of any arms control agreement in history. Among its innovations are provisions for facility agreements to govern on-site verification inspections of certain facilities. A facility agreement is an agreement or arrangement between a State Party and the Organization [for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] relating to a specific facility subject to on-site verification pursuant to Articles 4, 5 and 6. The purpose of this very brief paper is to discuss the value of specificity in the model facility agreements that are to serve as the basis for facility agreements. The views expressed herein are those of the author alone, and not necessarily those of the government of the US of America or any other institution. The model facility agreements are a key document to national implementation of the CWC. As explained in the Manual for National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, facility agreements are among the important protections the CWC provides for confidential business information at facilities subject to CWC inspections. Thus, the structure of the models for these agreements will fundamentally determine how national implementation of the Convention will affect various private firms. A particularly salient question that must be addressed in drafting model facility agreements under the CWC is how specific they should be.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015719

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  • Combined meeting of the expert group on chemical issues and chemical industsry representatives, The Hauge (Netherlands), 27 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95015719
  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP--86935
  • Report No.: CONF-9506246--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102126
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621077

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Tanzman, E.A. Specificity of model facility agreements under the Chemical Weapons Convention, article, June 27, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621077/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.