June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Bond v. United States that prosecutors cannot use an international chemical weapons treaty to convict a woman who attacked her husband's lover. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison the woman by applying two toxic chemicals to her mailbox, car door handles and ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Tuesday that it would begin a fact-finding mission into allegations of the use of chlorine gas in Syria. Although both rebel forces and the Syrian government acknowledge that the chemical weapon was used on the Syrian town ...[read more]
September 15, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday praised the Syrian government's formal agreement to sign and abide by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). CWC signatories must agree to "chemically disarm" by destroying chemical weapon stockpiles and creating enforcement mechanisms to ensure that ...[read more]
February 2, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that arguments put forward in the case of Bond v. United States, claiming that the federal law implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention is unconstitutional, are based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of ...[read more]
June 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 16, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in Bond v. United States that a private individual can challenge whether a federal criminal law passed to implement an international treaty is valid under the Tenth Amendment. Carol Anne Bond was indicted under federal law 18 USC 229(a), which was ...[read more]
August 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2008, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) announced that Iraq had signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Most nations in the world are CTBT signatories. In November 2007, Iraq had announced its intention to ...[read more]
April 29, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 29, 1997, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction went into force. The Convention prohibits members nations from creating and deploying chemical weapons, and is overseen by the Organisation for the ...[read more]
April 29, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On April 29, 1997, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction went into force. The Convention prohibits members nations from creating and deploying chemical weapons, and is overseen by the Organisation for the ...[read more]
January 14, 2009
by Leslie Schulman
Iraq has become the 186th nation to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by acceding to the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, the organization announced Wednesday. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Iraq's move, saying that it showed the... ...[read more]
May 13, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Japanese authorities on Tuesday arrested five officials of Pacific Consultants International and its affiliate, Abandoned Chemical Weapons Disposal Corp. (ACWDC), for allegedly defrauding the Japanese government of $1.1 million in connection with a government program to remove abandoned chemical ...[read more]

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