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Title The Chemical Weapons Convention : implementation, challenges and opportunities / edited by Ramesh Thakur and Ere Haru.
Imprint Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, [2006]

Subject Chemical arms control -- Congresses.
Chemical arms control -- Verification -- Congresses.
Alt Name Thakur, Ramesh, 1948-
Haru, Ere.
United Nations University.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 190 pages)
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Note "Inspired by the symposium 'Towards the elimination of chemical weapons-- the roles of the OPCW and Japan', sponsored jointly by the United Nations University and the Government of Japan and held on 1 October 2003 at the UNU in Tokyo"--Page [ii].
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : chemical weapons and the challenge of weapons of mass destruction / Ramesh Thakur -- The Chemical Weapons Convention : multilateral instrument with a future / Ralf Trapp -- The first review conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention : a drafter's perspective / Robert J. Mathews -- The challenge inspection system of the Chemical Weapons Convention : problems and prospects / Masahiko Asada -- Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention : a comparative case study of the legislation of Australia and France / Faiza Patel King -- Chemical weapons destruction and public involvement / Margaret E. Kosal -- Standing the test of time : efforts to achieve universality of the CWC / Keith Wilson -- Conclusion : seize the moment / Ere Haru.
Summary The most complex and comprehensive disarmament treaty ever to be adopted, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is intended to provide robust assurance that chemical weapons will not be developed, produced, stockpiled, used or transferred. To implement and enforce the CWC and verify the ongoing elimination of declared chemical weapons production capacity and stockpiles, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspects military and industrial sites in dozens of countries. OPCW membership now embraces over 95 per cent of the world's population and 98 per cent of the relev.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9280811231 (pbk.)
9781429441667 (electronic bk.)
1429441666 (electronic bk.)
9280870742 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9789280870749 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
OCLC # 133162403
Additional Format Print version: Chemical Weapons Convention. Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006 (DLC) 2006012156.

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