The Encyclopedia is a project of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights launched on 2 December 2013. The Enyclopedia aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on weapons, the effects of their use, and their regulation under public international law, in a format that is accessible to non-specialists.+ Find out more
The 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention generally prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, and transfer of chemical agents other than for certain peaceful purposes. Certain riot control agents may be used outside armed conflict in accordance with the international law of law enforcement.
Last updated on: 04 August 2015
The 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of chemical weapons and requires States Parties to destroy chemical weapon stockpiles.+ More