68. Meaning of 'chemical weapons'.

68.     Meaning of 'chemical weapons'.

Chemical weapons are:

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    (1)     toxic chemicals1 and their precursors2;

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    (2)     munitions and other devices designed to cause death or harm through the toxic properties of toxic chemicals released by them; and

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    (3)     equipment designed for use in connection with munitions and devices falling within head (2) above3.

However, an object4 is not a chemical weapon if the use or intended use is only for permitted purposes5. Permitted purposes are:

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    (a)     peaceful purposes;

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    (b)     purposes related to protection against toxic chemicals;

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