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

Part One Introduction and General Issues, The Chemical Weapons Convention—Objectives, Principles, and Implementation Practice

Walter Krutzsch, Eric Myjer, Ralf Trapp

From: The Chemical Weapons Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Walter Krutzsch, Eric Myjer, Ralf Trapp

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 May 2020

Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Disarmament — Weapons, chemical
The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (the ‘Chemical Weapons Convention’, or CWC) is a landmark disarmament treaty and a crucial element in the development of international disarmament and arms control law. It is the first treaty to comprehensively and verifiably ban an entire category of weapons of mass destruction, and to that end establish a supervisory organization to monitor compliance with these commitments—an organization that has wide-ranging powers and uses...
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