A comparison of national compliance legislation under the chemical weapons convention

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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is unique among multilateral arms control agreements in requiring national compliance legislation. This paper discusses the compliance legislation enacted by Australia, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden in anticipation of this agreement entering into force. It compares how these five nations addressed the requirement for legislation to penalize violations of the Convention, as well as how they have developed legal mechanisms to acquire the information about dual-use chemicals that must be declared to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. This analysis shows that although different options exist to meet these treaty requirements, areas ... continued below

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Tanzman, E. A. March 3, 1995.

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The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is unique among multilateral arms control agreements in requiring national compliance legislation. This paper discusses the compliance legislation enacted by Australia, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden in anticipation of this agreement entering into force. It compares how these five nations addressed the requirement for legislation to penalize violations of the Convention, as well as how they have developed legal mechanisms to acquire the information about dual-use chemicals that must be declared to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. This analysis shows that although different options exist to meet these treaty requirements, areas of consistency between nations are emerging that will encourage universal compliance as the regime matures.

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  • Compliance systems for disarmament treaties: a workshop on the promotion and enforcement of international law, Toronto (Canada), 3 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95011796
  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP--85862
  • Report No.: CONF-9503143--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69331
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711591

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Tanzman, E. A. A comparison of national compliance legislation under the chemical weapons convention, article, March 3, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711591/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.