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@RichardCupitt Of “nuclear concern,” probably
@gregkoblentz @OPCW Taking out “or disabling physical effects” would make it clearer that only chemosensory irritants fall within the definition of riot control agents.
@gregkoblentz @OPCW CWC Article II.7. currently reads as follows. “Riot Control Agent” means: Any chemical not listed in a Schedule, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritation or disabling physical effects which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure.
@gregkoblentz @OPCW To further affirm the unsuitability of CNS-acting chemicals for use as riot control agents, it will be important to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention’s Article II.7 (which defines riot control agents) by expunging the language “or disabling physical effects”.
@gregkoblentz @OPCW The EC decision is in line with the SAB advice that only sensory irritants and not CNS-acting chemicals be considered suitable for use as riot control agents.
Advice from the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on riot control agents in connection to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Compounds that cause powerful sensory irritation to humans were reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibitio...
Fantastic snapshot from history: Report of the Conference on Disarmament 1987 (Berlin Wall still up) including a negotiation draft of the Chemical Weapons Convention with „provisional“ lists of scheduled chemicals (104, 112, 115). Looks familiar? #OPCW https://t.co/ZOKx8sPogG
For background info on our work on the curation of lists of chemicals of security concern, see our @JCIM_ACS article Lists of Chemical Warfare Agents and Precursors from International Nonproliferation Frameworks @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
Lists of Chemical Warfare Agents and Precursors from International Nonproliferation Frameworks: Structural Annotation and Chemical Fingerprint Analysis
To support efforts to stem the proliferation of chemical weapons (CWs), we have curated and structurally annotated CW-control lists from three key int...
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from Global Affairs Canada. @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
This work has been done within the scope of the Stimson Center’s Cheminformatics project, a collaboration involving Stimson’s Partnership in Proliferation Prevention’s Program and the Costanzi Research Group at American University. @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
Our curated version of the WCO Strategic Chemicals list includes manually curated 2D images, downloadable 2D structures, structural identifiers, and links to web cards with analytical data and more. @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
… the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions Lists, and WCO’s Programme Global Shield (PGS). @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
The WCO Strategic Chemicals list featured in Annex V of the STCE includes many of the chemicals found in the Chemicals Weapons Convention (CWC) Schedules, the Australia Group (AG) Chemical Weapons Precursors list … @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
Chemicals are better described through structures than through names. To facilitate the communication between chemists and security experts, we have been working on the structural annotation of lists of chemicals of security concern. @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
Check out our curated and structurally annotated version of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Strategic Chemicals list (Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Implementation Guide (STCE), Annex V. @RichardCupitt @gregkoblentz @GPWMDofficial
WCO Strategic Chemicals
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is “an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of C...
As proud host nation of the @OPCW, we’re happy with the adoption of the resolution on UN-OPCW cooperation in the 🇺🇳 General Assembly today.
The OPCW’s work is indispensable - especially in times where the world is confronted with recurring allegations of chemical weapons use.
@dstlmod The 23rd Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference has been rescheduled for September 2021. A key date: abstract submission extended to June 11, 2021. Looking forward to the conference and hoping for an in-person, face-to-face event.
The date for the 23rd Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference has changed.
For more information on the rescheduled CWD event --> https://t.co/hjYyFWKbtH
Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials in Response to the Novichok Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny | U.S. Department of the Treasury
The article cited is @s_costanzi and @gregkoblentz, "Controlling Novichoks after Salisbury: revising the Chemical Weapons Convention schedules" (2019)
Controlling Novichoks after Salisbury: revising the Chemical Weapons Convention schedules
(2019). Controlling Novichoks after Salisbury: revising the Chemical Weapons Convention schedules. The Nonproliferation Review: Vol. 26, Special Secti...