The UN Convention on Chemical Weapons

The Prohibition of Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use and Their Destruction

image of The UN Convention on Chemical Weapons

Illustrative model legislation and explanatory memoranda on the incorporation of the convention into domestic law.




This "accession kit" was prepared by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division in October 1993 in response to a decision by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their Limassol summit earlier that month, collectively encouraging members of the association to ratify the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, as quickly as possible in order to bring the Convention into force. Some 65 ratifications are required for the Convention to enter into force on 13 January 1995, and there is clear scope for the Commonwealth to be able to make a very significant contribution to the international effort to rid the world of the scourge of chemical weapons by enacting the necessary legislation.


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