Omega statement to CWC Conference of States Parties

Omega urges the chemical weapons convention states parties to address: misuse of riot control agents (RCAs), exacerbated in COVID-19 pandemic; proliferation and misuse of “remote control” RCA delivery systems; and potential development of central nervous system acting weapons

Statement on behalf of the Omega Research Foundation and Bradford University to the 25th  Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, highlighting the current serious misuse of riot control agents (RCAs) by law enforcement officials, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and warning of the consequences of further development, proliferation and misuse of “remote control” RCA dispersal mechanisms. The two organisations also call for a moratorium on any potential development of Central Nervous System (CNS)-acting weapons.