Primary tasks to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention

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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an unprecedented multilateral effort to eradicate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction and assure their continued absence through international verification. In 1993, concerns arose that the complexity of integrating the treaty with national law could cause some nations to implement the Convention without regard to what others nations were doing, thereby causing inconsistencies among States Parties in how the Conventional would be carried out. As a result, the Manual for National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention was prepared. The Manual is designed to assist States Parties by increasing understanding of the ... continued below

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Kellman, B. & Tanzman, E.A. December 31, 1997.

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  • Kellman, B. DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Coll. of Law
  • Tanzman, E.A. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an unprecedented multilateral effort to eradicate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction and assure their continued absence through international verification. In 1993, concerns arose that the complexity of integrating the treaty with national law could cause some nations to implement the Convention without regard to what others nations were doing, thereby causing inconsistencies among States Parties in how the Conventional would be carried out. As a result, the Manual for National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention was prepared. The Manual is designed to assist States Parties by increasing understanding of the Convention and identifying its obligations as well as suggesting methods to meet them, duly taking into account the distinctive aspects of their legal systems. It acknowledges areas of ambiguity that States Parties should address, and it analyzes legal initiatives that may be undertaken to strengthen the Convention`s enforcement. This paper draws from the Manual and briefly addresses the two tasks that every CWC State Party must undertake first in order to effectively fulfill its extensive requirements. First, each State Party must establish a National Authority. Second, each State Party must enact implementing measures to ensure that its government as well as its businesses and citizens comply with the treaty. As this paper generally discusses how States Parties from different legal backgrounds can accomplish these two tasks, it cannot address every detail of how each State Party should proceed.

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  • Regional seminar on the national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Bratislava (Slovakia), 11-12 Dec 1997

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  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP--95204
  • Report No.: CONF-971247--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 631166
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Kellman, B. & Tanzman, E.A. Primary tasks to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention, article, December 31, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696137/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.