Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Liberia’s Chemical Weapons Act (2008) states:
“Chemical weapon” means the following, together or separately:
(a) toxic chemicals and their precursors, except where intended for purposes not prohibited under the [Chemical Weapons] Convention, as long as the types and quantities are consistent with such purposes;
(b) munitions and devices, specifically designed to cause death or other harm through the toxic properties of those toxic chemicals specified in paragraph (a), which would be released as a result of the employment of such munitions and devices; and
… any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions and devices specified in paragraph (b).
The Act also states:
Section 3.1 (General Prohibitions)
A person commits an offence who:
(a) develops, produces, otherwise acquires, stockpiles or retains a chemical weapon;
(b) transfers directly or indirectly, a chemical weapon to another person;
(c) uses a chemical weapon;
(d) engages in any military preparations to use a chemical weapon;
(f) engages in any other activity prohibited to a State Party under the Convention; and
(e) assists, encourages or induces, in any way any person to engage in any activity prohibited under this Act or by a State Party under the Convention.