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. For more information, please contact VERTIC’s NIM Programme.

A list of the NIM Programme’s current and recently completed assistance projects can be found here.