VERTIC’s National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme is delighted to announce the public launch of the French language editions of its legislation survey templates for the implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and their related requirements under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540).

One of the primary activities of VERTIC’s NIM Programme is analysis of states’ existing laws and regulations for implementation of the BWC and CWC. In order to assist states to comprehensively analyse their legislation, VERTIC has developed so-called ‘legislation survey’ templates for the BWC and CWC respectively, each taking into account the related obligations in UNSCR 1540 as well as in a number of treaties regarding civil aviation, maritime navigation, terrorism and international crimes. In addition, a ‘survey overview’ template provides a place to summarise the survey’s main findings and formulate recommendations to strengthen legislation.

For more detailed information about how to use the templates, please watch the recording below of the online event to launch the tools held in June 2021.