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Mr. Santiago Oñate Laborde

Mr. Santiago Oñate Laborde
Legal Adviser
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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Arms Control and Disarmament
The Chemical Weapons Convention: an Overview
In the present lecture I will present a brief description of the Chemical Weapons Convention focusing on the rights and duties of its States Parties, and on its implementation.

An overview of the evolution of the Convention during the past twelve years will emphasize the way in which States Parties have up-dated the provisions of the Convention in order to maintain it as an effective instrument for disarmament and non-proliferation.

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La convención de armas químicas
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Arms Control and Disarmament
The Chemical Weapons Convention: an Overview
A. Legal Instruments
B. Documents
Project of an International Declaration concerning the Laws and Customs of War, Brussels, 27 August 1874.

Declaration concerning the prohibition of the use of projectiles with the sole object to spread asphyxiating poisonous gases, 's-Gravenhage, 29 July 1899.

General Assembly resolution 47/49 of 9 December 1992 (Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in South Asia).


La convención de armas químicas
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