Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Bangladesh’s Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act (2006) provides:
Prohibition on the development, etc. of Chemical Weapons
(1) No person shall –
(a) develop, produce, otherwise acquire, or stockpile chemical weapon[s];
(b) transfer, directly or indirectly, chemical weapon[s] to any one;
(c) use chemical weapon[s];
(d) engage in any military preparation to use chemical weapon[s];
(e) assist, encourage or induce, in any way, any other person to engage in any activity prohibited for the State Party under the Convention.
At the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, Bangladesh stated that it welcomed the entry into force of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention and hoped that it would be the first in a series that would eliminate weapons of mass destruction from the face of the earth.