Biological Weapons Convention, 1972

See Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological [Biological] and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, 1972 (BWC)

Chemical Weapons Convention, 1993

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (the Chemical Weapons Convention or CWC)

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), 1996

An international treaty that prohibits “any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion” anywhere in the world.

Conflict minerals

Natural resources extracted in conflict zones and sold to finance the perpetuation of conflict.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 1980

A convention banning or restricting the use of weapons that cause unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering to combatants or indiscriminately affect civilians.

Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, 1976 (ENMOD)

An instrument of international disarmament law specifically intended to protect the environment in the event of armed conflict.

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, 1972 (BWC)

A disarmament treaty that effectively bans biological and toxin weapons by prohibiting their development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling and use.

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space, and Under Water, 1963

A treaty that prohibits nuclear weapons tests “or any other nuclear explosion” in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water.