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

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-829109-4
233 pp.
1986
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.

 

Contents

Regulatory procedure on chemicals in the Japanese chemical industry (I. Akiyama)

Appendix. Law concerning the examination and regulation of manufacture, etc., of chemical substances

Government regulation of chemical manufacturing in the USA as a basis for surveillance of compliance with the projected Chemical Weapons Convention (W. D. Carpenter)

Verification of the non-production of chemical weapons: the United Kingdom approach (G. H. Cooper)

The chemical industry in the developing countries and the projected Chemical Weapons Convention (E. Ezz)

Toward freeing the European continent from chemical weapons (A. V. Fokin and K. K. Babievsky)

Some aspects of verification from the viewpoint of the chemical industry of the Federal Republic of Germany (H. Hoffmann)

Twenty years experience in multinational verification: the system of nuclear safeguards of the European Community (E. Jacchia)

A comprehensive approach for elaborating regimes for chemicals in a future Chemical Weapons Convention (A. Lau)

Verification of the non-production of chemical weapons: a view from the GDR (Kh. Lohs)

The verification of the non-production: questions and doubts (L. Mate)

The CW Convention and the chemical industry (A. J. J. Ooms)

Regulatory practices in the Indian chemical industry (P. K. Ramachandran)

Measures to establish the non-production of chemical-warfare agents and related banned compounds by the civilian chemical industry (M. Rautio and J. K. Miettinen)

Review of current regulatory obligations and practices as experienced by a speciality chemicals producer in The Netherlands (J. Vincken)

Civil industry and permitted activities in production of lethal and other harmful chemicals (V. Vojvodic and D. Minic)

Implications for the projected Chemical Weapons Convention of new industries such as those using gene technology (B. Åberg)

 

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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