Act implementing the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, 2007
Ley núm. 26.247 [mayo 21 de 2007] : Ley de implementación de la Convención sobre la Prohibición del desarrollo, la Producción, el Almacenamiento y el Empleo de Armas Químicas y sobre su Destrucción
||Boletín oficial Núm. 31.160, 1a sección, 22 de mayo de 2007, p. 1-3, http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/DisplayPdf.aspx?s=01&f=20070522 (last accessed on 29.10.2012)
Law No. 26.247 on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction was adopted on 25 April 2007. The Law sets out the obligations established by the Convention; it forbids the production, acquisition, stockpiling, retaining or use of the chemical substances defined in the Convention’s List 1. It provides that any individual or corporate body can, for purposes not prohibited by the Convention, develop, produce, acquire in any form, retain, transfer and use, import and export any toxic chemicals or substances and their precursors. Subject to the control, supervision and inspection of an Inter-Ministerial Commission for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the chemical substances defined in List 1 may, however, be produced or transferred to another State Party for research, medical, pharmaceutical or protective purposes. The Law also allows for inspections to be carried out by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Finally, the Law provides for administrative and criminal sanctions in case of violation of its provisions.