To give effect to international instruments, states must bring their domestic law into conformity with their obligations under international law. This process may involve the amendment of existing laws and regulations, or the introduction of new law.
VERTIC’s National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme provides cost-free assistance to interested states for adherence to and legislative implementation of certain international instruments, including those focusing on chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons and the security of related materials. This includes universality and awareness-raising workshops, reviewing and commenting on existing draft legislation or providing assistance in the drafting of new laws during workshops in capitals.
The programme is conducting research and implementation assistance in:
- the Biological Weapons Convention;
- the Chemical Weapons Convention;
- the international instruments to secure nuclear and other radioactive material; and
- UNSCR 1540.
For more about the NIM Programme, click here.