Conference of the parties

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A conference of the parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention, in 2007

A conference of the parties (COP; French: Conférence des Parties, CP) is the supreme governing body of an international convention. It is composed by a representative of all Parties and accredited observers. Scope of the COP is to review the "implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention".[1]

Conferences with a COP include:

See also[edit]

  • Conference of the Parties (disambiguation)
  • International law
  • Timothy L. Meyer (January 13, 2014). "From Contract to Legislation: The Logic of Modern International Lawmaking". Social Science Research Network. SSRN 2378870. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 14 Chicago Journal of International Law 559