Full name: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.
Short name: Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Open for signature: January 13, 1993 Entered into force: April 29, 1997 Member states: 182 Map of member states:
(States in light blue are full participants but still have stockpiles in various stages of disposal.)
Notable non-signatories include Angola, North Korea, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, and Syria.
Article I. General Obligations Article II. Definitions and Criteria Article III. Declarations Article IV. Chemical Weapons Article V. Chemical Weapons Production Facilities Article VI. Activities Not Prohibited under this Convention Article VII. National Implementation Measures Article VIII. The Organization Article IX. Consultations, Cooperation and Fact-Finding Article X. Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons Article XI. Economic and Technological Development Article XII. Measures to Redress a Situation and to Ensure Compliance Article XIII. Relation to Other International Agreements Article XIV. Settlement of Disputes Article XV. Amendments Article XVI. Duration and Withdrawal Article XVII. Status of the …