Tag: "BWC"

New Review Paper on “Biosecurity Policy Measures at the International, Regional and Local Levels”

In the “Libraries” section it is available the eighth paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects of Biosecurity. The paper by James Revill  presents the variety of policy measures relevant to biosecurity at different levels. It summarises some of the key components of the biosecurity governance architecture. The paper continues to outline international governance measures before looking at regional initiatives and then concluding with some examples of national measures to support biosecurity.

Overview on Italian Policy and Institutions on Prevention of Biological Weapons, BWC, and Biosecurity

Italy, the Biological Weapons Convention and the Prevention Regimes of Biological Weapons Italy was one of the first signatories to the Geneva Protocol of 1925 (which was ratified in 1928), and remains a State Party to the 1972 BTWC. Italy signed the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) on April 10, 1972 and ratified it in May 30, 1975. It was also among the 46 States Parties participating (see the Final Report of VEREX)  in the Ad Hoc Group of Governmental Experts to Identify and Examine Potential Verification Measures from a Scientific and Technical Standpoint (VEREX). In a Working Paper in 1992  (Working Paper By Italy on Verification Measures, VEREX 1992, ...

Biological Weapons and the Biological Weapons Convention: Bioethics and Dual-Use

Paper n.4 of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects
By Malcolm Dando

The fourth paper of the EUBARnet Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects is by Prof. Malcolm Dando, expert of the Network and Professor at the University of Bradford in the UK. The paper provides a brief introduction on the considerations given by bioethics to the “dual use dilemma”.

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Biological Weapons and the Biological Weapons Convention: The History of the Prohibition Regime

Paper n.3 of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects
By Malcolm Dando

The third paper of the EUBARnet Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects is by Prof. Malcolm Dando, expert of the Network and Professor at the University of Bradford in the UK. The paper presents a short history of the prevention regime on the misuse of life sciences and biotechnologies. In particular it addresses the International treaties on the topic, primarily the Biological Weapons Convention.

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New Review Paper on “BW and the BWC: History of the Prohibition Regime”

In the “Libraries” section it is available the third Paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security. The paper deals with the history of the prevention regime of the misuse of life sciences and biotechnologies. In particular it addresses the International treaties. More information and the link to download the paper are available here

New Review Paper on “BW and the BWC: the Spectrum of Risks and Measures”

In the “Libraries” section it is available the first Paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security. The paper deals with Biological Weapons and the Biological Weapons Convention, and in particular with the spectrum of risks and of preventive measures available. More information and the link to download the paper are available here