Lentzos, Filippa (2011) Strengthening the biological weapons convention confidence-building measures: toward a cycle of engagement. Bulletin of the atomic scientists, 67 (3). pp. 26-33. ISSN 0096-3402
Central to the compliance structure of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) are the confidence-building measures-the means by which States Parties disclose information annually. Improving this process is one of the key agenda items garnering a great deal of interest among State Parties and non-governmental organizations leading up to the Seventh BWC Review Conference in December. This article considers the challenges of enforcing the measures and the current efforts to strengthen them. The author presents additional approaches to enhance these measures and to build greater confidence in national compliance with the BWC, arguing particularly that civil society involvement and periodic, collective reviews of submissions have essential roles to play.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||anthrax, biodefense, biological and toxin weapons convention, biological weapons, confidence-building measures, seventh BWC review conference|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > BIOS (Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society)|
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