Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC), (1997).
The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) of 13 January 1993 entered into force on 29 April 1997. It is an international disarmament and arms control treaty whose objectives are a worldwide ban on chemical weapons and the destruction of existing chemical weapons stockpiles. The CWC is divided into a military part and a civil part. Thus, in addition to the ban on chemical weapons and regulations on disarmament, the CWC also contains an extensive reporting and inspection system for the production, processing, consumption and sale of chemicals that can be misused for the production of chemical weapons.