Dr. Paul F. Walker, international program director with Green Cross International (and vice chair of the Arms Control Association board of directors) offered the following comments to the CSP-24 in November.
U.S. Alleges New Syrian Chlorine Attack
Russia Challenges Changes to CWC
A number of international bodies have been engaged in investigating alleged chemical weapons use in Syria, although attribution and accountability gaps remain to be filled.
OPCW Says Chlorine Used in Syria Attack
Chemical weapons were used in the April 2018 attack in Douma, Syria. Now we must identify who is to blame in order to hold them accountable and uphold the norm against using chemicals in conflict.
Nerve agent attacks have led Chemical Weapons Convention parties to update the treaty's list ofmost dangerous chemicals.
Tensions are evident over international efforts to investigate chemical weapons use in Syria.
The Arms Control Association will be providing reporting and analysis on the Chemical Weapons Convention Conference of States Parties and Review Conference from November 21-30 with regular blog posts.