Views on Possible Verification Measures for the Biological Weapons Convention (SIPRI Chemical & Biological Warfare Studies No. 12)
By: S. J. Lundin (editor)Paperback
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This is a sequel to Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention by Confidence-Building Measures edited by E. Geissler (OUP/SIPRI 1989). During work on that book, it was felt that there was a need for more concrete discussion of how to provide the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) with useful verification measures. Since the verification aspects of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) will complement the BWC, and vice versa, it is often argued that the CWC must be finalized before concrete verification measures for the BWC can be addressed. However, it is already rather clear what measures will be in effect under the CWC, and this information can be utilized to provide input to the preliminary technical work on verification measures for the BWC. This publication will identify and develop suggestions for verification measures for the BWC, and their possible dual function for verification and confidence-building will also be explored in contributions by ten leading experts in the field.
Introduction; Up-dating of the Assessment of the Information Exchanges; Possible Relevance to the BWC of the Suggested Verification provisions of the CWC; Organizational Aspects of Possible Verification Tasks under the BWC; Utilization for Verification Purposes of Protective, Prophylactic, and Therapeutic Efforts under the BWC; Relation to Verification of the Monitoring of BW-Related R & D Activities in Existing High-Containmant Facilities; WHO Health and Epidemic Information as a Basis for Verification Activities; Co-operation of States Parties in the Biological Field under Article X of the BWC in Order to Improve Verification; Nature of the Bio-technology Industry and its Impact on Possible Verification Measures; Summary and Conclusions
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