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The Chemical Weapons Convention - A Commentary edited by Krutzsch, Walter; Myjer, Eric; Trapp, Ralf (7th August 2014)

Part Three Articles of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Art.XII Measures to Redress a Situation and to Ensure Compliance, Including Sanctions

Guido Den Dekker

From: The Chemical Weapons Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Walter Krutzsch, Eric Myjer, Ralf Trapp

Weapons, chemical — UN Charter — Treaties, interpretation — Arms control — Economic sanctions — Responsibility of states — Responsibility of international organizations — Remedies — Circumstances precluding wrongfulness
Article XII represents the ‘final stage’ of the Convention’s compliance-control mechanism. It is one of the main instruments of the Organisation to assure or restore compliance with the Convention in situations which contravene its provisions and a keystone of a system of measures designed not only to remedy violations, but also to address non-implementation of the Convention. Still, the provisions of Article XII also demonstrate that there is a point at which the internal treaty compliance mechanism is essentially exhausted and it is left to the States Parties to...
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