Dr  Seyad Mahdi Faghihi
Presented at:
The Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Arts for Peace, Hiroshima, Japan, 2015

Disarmament of all massacre weapons including atomic and chemical ones is considered as one of the ideal goals as far as the sustainable development, peace and security at the global level is concerned. In this respect, humanities and a special branch of study such as international law can, certainly, play a significant role to achieve such an ideal objective. This paper presents a case study on some aspects of the chemical and microbiological disarmament in the middle east both in theory and practice and from the view of international law. Through different discussions and referring to some original documents, the following questions will be answered: what are some main international agreements, laws and conventions that forbid use of chemical and microbiological weapons, what are some destructive effects of chemical weapons in environment, what are the expected measures for compensation of chemical damages from the view of international law and, finally, how the charge of damage is treated.

All the related data, references, subjects and the target population are related to the use of chemical and microbiological weapons by Saddam against people in Iraq and Iran.