Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Under Armenia’s Penal Code (2003), the development, production, acquisition, sale, use and testing of chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction constitute crimes against the peace and security of mankind.
At the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, Armenia emphasized the importance of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention and stated its commitment and its determination to contribute actively to the realization of the Convention’s aims. It reconfirmed its good intentions by once more emphasizing its commitment to global chemical disarmament.