Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) states:
26.2. Persons and objects affected by the war crimes set out in the present provision are persons and objects which international law protects in international or internal armed conflict.
26.3. The following are war crimes:
26. Employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices.
46. Using chemical … or other weapons of mass destruction, irrespective of their nature.
At the First Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, Uruguay 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.