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По въпроса за правните режими за забрана на химическите оръжия
On Legal Regimes Prohibiting Chemical Weapons

Author(s): Anguel Anastassov
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Институт за държавата и правото - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The author discusses the main legal aspects of multilateral regimes prohibiting chemical weapons, including the regimes originating from the Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare (1925); the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD); the UN Secretary General's mechanism, initiated in 1982 and elaborated in 1987, to investigate the alleged use of biological, chemical and toxin weapons; UN Security Council Resolution 1554 (2004); the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction. Special attention is paid to possible legal approaches to deal with chemical terrorism and non-lethal chemical weapons. The export control regime of chemical items and technologies is considered one of the main avenues for curbing the proliferation of chemical weapons. The conclusion is that the present challenges to the regime of chemical non-proliferation may necessitate strengthening of the existing regime as well as working towards new agreements.

  • Issue Year: L/2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 62-79
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian