The Chemical Weapon Convention was brought into force in 1997. It includes not only a comprehensive ban of chemical weapons but also mechanism to impose the ban. But it needs to be checked and adapted to new challenges.
In HSFK-Report 2/2008 “Old Problems in a New Appearance? Challenges to the Comprehensive Ban on Chemical Weapons” Tabea Seidler-Diekmann points out these challenges and gives detailed recommendations to the review conference scheduled on 7th to 18th of April 2008.