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The Chemical Industry and the Projected Chemical Weapons Convention: Vol. I (Proceedings of a SIPRI/Pugwash Conference)

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-829107-8
147 pp.
This publication, which is printed in 2 volumes, presents a selection of papers from and a report on a conference on the topic 'The Chemical Industry and the Proposed Chemical Weapons Convention' which was held in Stockholm, Sweden during 24-26 October 1985. It was convened jointly by the Stockholm International Peace Research lnstitute (SIPRI) and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Thirty specialists from 18 countries met privately to confer on the problems associated with a comprehensive chemical-warfare disarmament treaty. Volume One, CBW Studies No. 4, contains a summary report of the discussions written by two of the participants, one from the GDR and the other from the UK, as well as 3 lengthy background papers related to the topic of the conference. Volume Two, CBW Studies No. 5, contains 16 papers selected from among those presented at the conference. Both volumes are illustrated with numerous tables, figures and other relevant documents.



Summary report of the proceedings (J. P. Perry Robinson and Ralf Trapp, with Kristina Mårtensson)

The industrial context of chemical warfare (M. L. Burstall)

The chemical industry and chemical-warfare disarmament: Cateqorizing chemicals for the purposes of the projected Chemical Weapons Convention (J. P. Perry Robinson)

Appendix. Chemicals relevant to the projected Chemical Weapons Convention that are already subject to export controls in the United States

The Geneval talks on chemical weapons and attitudes displayed there towards the chemical industry (R Trapp)

Appendix 1. Proposals for general principles regarding the verification of compliance with a convention banning chemical weapons

Appendix 2. Proposed procedures to verify, within the framework of an international ban on chemical weapons, certain activities in the civilian chemistry industry

Appendix 3. Areas within the civilian chemical industry which might be subject to verification measures


About the series editor

Julian Perry Robinson, the Series Editor and convenor of the Sipri/Pugwash conference reported here, is a SIPRI Consultant based in England. A chemist and lawyer by training, he was a member of the SIPRI research staff during 1968-71 and has held research appointments at the Harvard University Center for International Affairs, the Free University of Berlin, and the University of Sussex, UK, where he is currently a Senior Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the United Nations Secretariat, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN Environment Programme. He is a founder member of the International steering committee of the Pugwash Chemical Warfare Study Group.

SIPRI Chemical & Biological Warfare Studies is a series of occasional papers intended primarily for specialists in the field of CBW arms control or for people engaged in other areas of international relations or security affairs whose work could benefit from a deeper understanding of particular CBW matters.


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