Analysis of the Interactions between Treaties
Technical rept. 26 Jul-30 Sep 1991
BDM CORP MCLEAN VA
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The purpose of this analysis was to identify the relationships between the verification provisions of other treaties and the Chemical Weapons Convention CWC. It was based on specific gaps, overlapping areas, synergistic efforts, conflicting provisions, and lessons learned for each treaty. The analysis was to offer recommendations to resolve conflicting provisions between the CWC and other treaties to enhance the effectiveness of the Conventions verification. The CWC could have three possible effects on other treaties 1 some treaties will be unaffected by the CWC 2 CWC provisions will partially verify other treaties and 3 CWC provisions could potentially be used to inspect other treaty activities. Another possibility is that other treaties could impact CWC verification activities by questioning and delaying access to facilities that have fulfilled their quota requirements under other treaty provisions. In conclusion, there exists no significant interactions or conflicts, other than the potential, between the CWC and any other treaty. Therefore, there are no requirements or recommendations for resolving conflicts stemming from CWC verification provisions. Chemical weapons convention, Verification provisions, CD 1108, On-Site inspection, Monitoring, Universality.
- Government and Political Science
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare