Russia and Syria have repeatedly violated the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by using chemical weapons. In response to these treaty breaches, international organizations, transnational non-governmental organizations and governments are breaking new ground. A global security governance network has emerged in which such actors work together in different ways to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons and to hold them accountable.

The 14-months research and transfer project examines the evolution of this new global security governance network, its contribution to CWC enforcement and the potential of such networks to improve compliance with the CWC, but also other disarmament treaties.

The project is funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research. Duration: February 2021 – April 2022.