Practice Relating to Rule 75. Riot Control Agents
Romania’s Law on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (1997) provides:
(1) It is prohibited for any person, under any circumstance:
(e) to use riot control agents as a method of warfare.
(2) Persons means any natural or legal person on the territory of Romania including public authorities.
The Law further provides:
(1) The act of using chemical weapons is considered a criminal act and is punished by imprisonment, for not less than 5 years and not exceeding 15 years, and prohibition of certain rights.
(2) In the case of an act with serious consequences, the penalty is imprisonment for not less than 10 years and not exceeding 20 years and prohibition of certain rights and if it caused the death of one or more persons, the penalty is life imprisonment or imprisonment for not less than 15 years and not exceeding 25 years and prohibition of certain rights.