2011 Libyan Disclosures: 'Take-away' for CWC verification

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Journal Articles


CBW Magazine: Journal of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Volume 5, Number 1, p.17–22 (2012)




As part of the process of joining the CWC in January 2004, Tripoli made a declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(OPCW) wherein it declared the following materials and capabilities, which were verified by OPCW inspections. However, on November 1, 2011, the transitional Libyan government declared a hidden stockpile of chemical weapons.