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Long Arms and Chemical Arms: Extraterritoriality and the Draft Chemical Weapons Convention

By David A Koplow

Abstract

Chemical warfare has long been considered a particularly loathsome form of combat. The specter of unprotected soldiers and nearby noncombatants incapacitated or killed within moments by invisible, silent, odorless vapors discharged by a far-distant enemy has terrified many, and has also energized repeated international attempts to prohibit, or at least to moderate, these applications of deadly science

Topics: International Law, Military, War, and Peace, National Security Law
Publisher: Scholarship @ GEORGETOWN LAW
Year: 1990
OAI identifier: oai:scholarship.law.georgetown.edu:facpub-2750
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