Chapter 28. The Total Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Graham S. Pearson

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch28

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pearson, G. S. (2007) The Total Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Peace Studies, Pemberton, Building, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • biological and toxin weapons convention;
  • chemical weapons total prohibition;
  • intermediate volalitility agents (IVAs) or novichoks;
  • CWC requirements;
  • European Union (EU) chemicals policy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • 1925 Geneva Protocol

  • Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

  • Chemical Weapons Convention

  • Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

  • The Importance of the General Purpose Criterion

  • International Initiatives

  • Other International Initiatives

  • Evaluation

  • The CWC Requirements

  • Incapacitating Chemicals

  • Conclusions

  • References