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In this presentation we analyze these amendments in light of the Navalny poisoning and propose further revisions that would ensure a more comprehensive coverage of Novichok agents.
@s_costanzi @gregkoblentz @OPCW

However, in August 2020, Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent not covered by the CWC Schedules. @s_costanzi @gregkoblentz @OPCW

The 2018 Skripal incident triggered an amendment of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) schedules and the addition of a number of precursor chemicals to the Australia Group list. @s_costanzi @gregkoblentz @OPCW

“Novichok agents: Further amending the chemical weapons convention schedules and the Australia group precursors list after the Navalny incident” by @s_costanzi and @gregkoblentz

A senior scientist and a @SopraSteria solutions architect have been recognised in #QueensBirthdayHonours.

Christopher Timperley was made an OBE and Lawrence Wright was made a MBE.

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@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”.

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