Chemical Control: Regulation of Incapacitating Chemical by Michael Crowley

By Michael Crowley

This completely researched research highlights the foreign community's failure to manage modern kingdom learn, improvement, advertising and/or deployment of insurrection keep an eye on brokers and incapacitating chemical agent guns.

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By Michael Crowley

This completely researched research highlights the foreign community's failure to manage modern kingdom learn, improvement, advertising and/or deployment of insurrection keep an eye on brokers and incapacitating chemical agent guns.

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111 The meeting was part of an RTO Task Group on Prophylaxis and Therapy against Chemical Agents. In their paper for the meeting, Hess, Schreiberová and Fusek stated: There is a possibility of pharmacological control of an individual behaving aggressively. The demonstration, that this is not mere science fiction, we were able to see in October 2002 during a terrorist attack at Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow, Russia. 112 Although Hess, Schreiberová and Fusek noted that “At present, their use contradicts the conventions on the use of chemical weapons” and “The issue also involves numerous legal aspects”,113 the paper summarized the authors’ attempts to investigate chemical agents that could potentially be utilized in what they termed “non-lethal weapons” (NLW).

38 Camouflage for lethal chemical weapons programme: Perry Robinson has highlighted how States could exploit the CWC’s limited transparency mechanisms, potentially applicable to ICAs and other toxic chemicals designated for use in law enforcement, to hide illicit activities. He has argued that: If a CWC State Party were challenged to explain why it was conducting development, production or stockpiling of toxic chemicals that it had not declared to the OPCW, it could assert, rightly or wrongly, that the activity was nothing to do with chemical weapons, but was for the non-prohibited purpose of law enforcement .

192 Subsequently, an “appropriate delivery technique”, for example, “an aerosol generator for dissemination for the inhalation route of entry, or a dart for injection in the intra-muscular route of entry” would be designed and demonstrated. S. 194 The potential law enforcement uses highlighted included: “hostage and barricade situations; crowd control; close proximity encounters . . 197 It is not known whether Phase 2 or 3 were ever undertaken and if so, when or by whom. 199 In fiscal year 2001, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded a threephase project on NLW at the Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies (INLDT) at PSU.

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