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CBRN-COE
Project

Project 061(Ifs)*: Sound management of chemicals and their associated wastes in Southeast Asia (SEACHEM)

Context

All Southeast Asian countries involved in this project are party to the relevant international treaties and conventions, namely the UN Non-proliferation treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology; the Chemical Weapons Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons. However it should be elucidated whether all partner countries have already domesticated these conventions and created appropriate national legislation with the means to enforce compliance.

Objectives
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to achieve enhanced chemical safety and security in the region, taking the country-specific baseline situation into account.
- Judicial reinforcement with respect to sound management of chemicals and their wastes
- Enhanced capacity for prevention of chemical incidents including both safety and security aspects
- Enhanced capacity for the regions' mobile detection possibilities and chemical testing laboratories
- Measures to enhance the regions' preparedness and response capacity to chemical incidents
- Measures to enhance the regions' recovery capacity after a chemical incident

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Website
http://www.unicri.it

Participants

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) (RIVM)

Website
https://www.rivm.nl/en

This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.