Legislative assistance to implement the CWC

Where should my State's legislative drafters turn for co-operative assistance?

The Implementation Support Branch and Office of the Legal Adviser of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) provide assistance to States Parties with the establishment of their National Authorities and national implementation of the CWC through appropriate legislation and regulations.

In co-ordination with the OPCW, VERTIC offers assistance with legislative drafting for CWC obligations, remotely or in capitals, at no cost. VERTIC proposes approaches to fully implement the CWC, including amendments to existing legislation, a single issue law or omnibus legislation to cover several CBRN treaties and related legal instruments. Scott Spence, Programme Director for National Implementation, worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the OPCW from 2003 to 2006.