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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 VI : Activities Not Prohibited under this Convention in accordance with Article VI

Regime for Schedule 1 Chemicals and Facilities related to such Chemicals

E. Verification

Other facilities referred to in paragraphs 10 and 11



28. The aim of verification activities at any facility referred to in paragraphs 10 and 11 shall be to verify that:
(a) The facility is not used to produce any Schedule 1 chemical, except for the declared chemicals;
(b) The quantities of Schedule 1 chemicals produced, processed or consumed are correctly declared and consistent with needs for the declared purpose; and
(c) The Schedule 1 chemical is not diverted or used for other purposes.


29. The facility shall be subject to systematic verification through on-site inspection and monitoring with on-site instruments.


30. The number, intensity, duration, timing and mode of inspections for a particular facility shall be based on the risk to the object and purpose of this Convention posed by the quantities of chemicals produced, the characteristics of the facility and the nature of the activities carried out there. Appropriate guidelines shall be considered and approved by the Conference pursuant to Article VIII, paragraph 21(i).


31. Not later than 180 days after this Convention enters into force for a State Party, it shall conclude facility agreements with the Organization, based on a model agreement covering detailed inspection procedures for each facility.


32. Each State Party planning to establish such a facility after entry into force of this Convention shall conclude a facility agreement with the Organization before the facility begins operation or is used.