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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)


Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction

Annex on Implementation and Verification ("Verification Annex")

Part II : General Rules of Verification

D. Pre-inspection activities




31. The Director-General shall notify the State Party before the planned arrival of the inspection team at the point of entry and within the prescribed time-frames, where specified, of its intention to carry out an inspection.


32. Notifications made by the Director-General shall include the following information:
(a) The type of inspection;
(b) The point of entry;
(c) The date and estimated time of arrival at the point of entry;
(d) The means of arrival at the point of entry;
(e) The site to be inspected;
(f) The names of inspectors and inspection assistants;
(g) If appropriate, aircraft clearance for special flights.


33. The inspected State Party shall acknowledge the receipt of a notification by the Technical Secretariat of an intention to conduct an inspection, not later than one hour after receipt of such notification.


34. In the case of an inspection of a facility of a State Party located on the territory of another State Party, both States Parties shall be simultaneously notified in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32.