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A variety of treaties and agreements have been enacted to regulate the use, development and possession of various types of weapons of mass destruction. Treaties may regulate weapons use under the customs of war (Hague Conventions, Geneva Protocol), ban specific types of weapons (Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention), limit weapons research (Partial Test Ban Treaty, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty), limit allowable weapons stockpiles and delivery systems (START I, SORT) or regulate civilian use of weapon pre-cursors (Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention). The history of weapons control has also included treaties to limit effective defense against weapons of mass destruction in order to preserve the determent doctrine of mutually assured destruction (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty) as well as treaties to limit the spread of nuclear technologies geographically (African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty).

General[]

  • Environmental Modification Convention
  • Protocol I and Protocol II of the Geneva Conventions

Delivery systems[]

  • International Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (not a treaty)

Biological weapons[]

Chemical weapons[]

Nuclear weapons[]

Anti-proliferation[]

By region[]

Weapons limitation[]

Cooperation[]

See also[]

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