July 2022 Newsletter
NGO applications for the 27th Conference of the States Parties to the CWC (CSP-27) are now open on the OPCW website. Applications are due August 14

Based on the application form, we believe NGOs will be allowed to participate in-person this year. The OPCW has stated that NGO application decisions will be communicated to applicants by late September.  We recommend writing your answers to each application question in Google Docs or Microsoft Word and copying and pasting your answers into the application so you do not lose your progress, as the form cannot be saved.

Note: despite communicating feedback from members to the OPCW, the application form is still only available in English.

Click here to view our NGOs at CSP Frequently Asked Question webpage to learn more about what role NGOs play at the CSP. 

We will be holding an internal meeting on July 20th at 9:00 am on Zoom to help troubleshoot application issues or answer any questions you may have.

New UNIDIR Report on Novichok and the CWC

CWC Coalition member Alexander Kelle published a new UNIDIR report titled “Adding Novichok Nerve Agents to the CWC Annex on Chemicals: a Technical Fix and Its Implications for the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Regime.”   Read the Report.

VERTIC: Man on trial in Germany for CW-related transfer

In the latest Trust and Verify newsletter, produced by VERTIC, CWC Coalition member Thomas Brown writes about an ongoing trial for transfer offences related to a chemical weapon and dual-use goods in Germany. Read Article

 RC-5: CWC Civil Society Proposals and Recommendations

The project to collect papers and reports from civil society with specific recommendations for the 5th Review Conference (May 2023), spearheaded by Stefano Costanzi and Brett Edwards, now has a home on the CWC Coalition website!  

Please read through the excellent reports and papers already listed on the website, and feel free to share with colleagues who might have additional content to submit!  

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 On Our Calendar 

4 July — TMC Asser Institute/OPCW Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of WMD Civil Society Scholarship Application Deadline – Apply Now 

5-8 July — EC-100: 100th Executive Council Meeting of the OPCW – Learn More 

20 July — Internal Meeting to Discuss CSP-27 Application and Answer Questions – RSVP 

14 August — CSP-27 NGO Application Deadline – Apply Now