Out now: CBWNet Working Paper on the Implementation of Norms in German Law

International norms and regulations against chemical and biological weapons require implementation into the national legal framework. This working paper by Kristoffer Burck and Barry de Vries provides an insight into where Germany stands in this regard. While the transformation of some of these norms is obligatory, states have a certain amount of discretion in how they design their national laws. They can choose where to place emphasis and whether to add specific details. This paper presents the international framework to which Germany is bound, analyzes its current implementation in domestic law and highlights its specificities, and also presents non-legal codes of conduct applicable to actors in Germany. Finally, the paper discusses ways and means to improve the existing framework.

The working paper is written in German, but includes an English executive summary highlighting the main findings.

Click here, to read the full paper.