Implications of bioscience and technology advances for the BTWC

McLeish, Caitriona (2011) Implications of bioscience and technology advances for the BTWC. Working Paper. EU Non-Proliferation Consortium.

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Abstract

Reviewing the implications of developments in areas of
science and technology relevant to the Biological and Toxin
Weapons Convention is an essential task for states parties
wishing to ensure that this convention remains relevant
and robust. This paper examines the current method by
which states parties collectively review advances in science
and technology, and discusses two important changes in
the practice of science—its increasing complexity and
global distribution—which are requiring states parties to
consider changing the current process. The paper
highlights key findings from a project conducted by the
Harvard Sussex Program on future options for science and
technology reviews and provides three suggestions
concerning more regular and holistic examination of
science and technology that states parties may wish to bear
in mind during their deliberations at the upcoming Seventh
Review Conference.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Non-Proliferation Papers No 4
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance > UG0001 Military engineering > UG0443 Attack and defense. Siege warfare > UG0447.8 Biological warfare. Bacterial warfare
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Depositing User: Caitriona McLeish
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:14
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 11:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24874
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