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National implementation of the CWC: VERTIC’s Legislative Analysis Tool and Experiences from the Republic of Tajikistan

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National implementation is a requirement under Article VII of the CWC. One of the primary activities of VERTIC’s NIM Programme is analysis of states’ existing laws and regulations for implementation of the CWC and their related requirements under UNSCR 1540. The analysis of existing legislation is important, because it allows states to examine which legislative measures are necessary to fully implement their international obligations. Moreover, it helps ensure that any newly drafted legislation fits within the existing legal framework.

At this event, legal officers from VERTIC’s National Implementation Measures Programme (NIM) will provide information about their cost-free assistance to interested states for legislative implementation of the CWC and the central role that legislative analysis plays in this process. The presenters will demonstrate how the use of VERTIC’s CWC legislation survey template, which was recently published under a project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, can facilitate a gap analysis of implementing legislation. An expert from Tajikistan will present on their state’s experience of conducting legislative analysis using the template in collaboration with VERTIC. The event will finish with a question and answer session.

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This webinar will be presented by the team members of VERTIC’s NIM Programme and representatives from the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Tajikistan namely:

• Elin Hellum, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway or Bent Bakken, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

• Sonia Drobysz, Programme Director for National Implementation at VERTIC

• Yasemin Balci, Senior Legal Officer at VERTIC

• Thomas Brown, Associate Legal Officer at VERTIC

• Bakhtiyor Barotov, Head of Scientific and Technical Services Department of CBRN Safety and Security Agency, Tajikistan

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• Introduction and welcoming remarks

• VERTIC’s assistance for national implementation of the CWC

• Legislative analysis and the survey template

• Tajikistan’s experience with legislative analysis

• Q&A

• Conclusion

Find out more about VERTIC (the Verification, Research Training and Information Centre) on our website, LinkedIn, Facebook and on Twitter. If you have any questions, feel free to enquire through Eventbrite.

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