Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Greece’s Chemical Weapons Convention Act (2002) provides:
2. With incarceration is being punished whoever:
a. develops, constructs, produces, acquires, possesses, stores, maintains or transfers chemical weapons,
b. carries out any types of preparations of military nature whatsoever, with the purpose of using chemical weapons,
c. assists, encourages or motivates in any way, whatsoever, an activity which is prohibited by the Convention,
3. Whoever makes use of chemical weapons is punished with incarceration.
In 1966, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Greece supported the principle that international law prohibits the use of chemical weapons as a result of the 1925 Geneva Gas Protocol.
In 1987, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Greece proposed a chemical weapons free zone in the Balkans.