Legislation Kit

The National Legislation Implementation Kit is organised in such a manner that States Parties need only refer to those measures that they believe are applicable in their particular case. In other words, the kit should not be viewed as a model statute in toto but rather as a toolbox with model statutory language for each measure that can be selected and changed to suit each State Party’s needs. All States Parties, however, should consider the required measures and review the corresponding model statutory language and commentary.

The Kit is organised as follows:

  • The Directory of Measures for National Legislation Implementation includes those measures that are required, normally necessary, or that are Article III, IV and V Obligations (of particular importance for States Parties engaged in chemical weapons destruction or chemical weapons production facility destruction/conversion activities or for those States Parties that hold chemicals for riot control purposes)
  • The section corresponding to each measure contains with the following information:

   o The corresponding Convention and/or OPCW document reference(s).

   o Model statutory language for that measure.

   o Commentary.

Contact Information

If you would like the Implementation Support Branch to review and comment upon your State’s draft legislation, or if you should have any other questions or comments about your State’s legislation implementation project, please feel free to contact the Implementation Support Branch.

Implementation Support Branch:
Implementation Support Branch,
International Cooperation Division
tel +31 70 416 3376
fax +31 70 306 3535
ipb-legal@opcw.org

Legislation Helpdesk
Implementation Support Branch,
International Cooperation Division
tel +31 70 416 3376
fax +31 70 306 3535
ipb-legal@opcw.org