Compliance revisited: a balanced, incremental approach to moving forward with compliance in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Revill, James (2016) Compliance revisited: a balanced, incremental approach to moving forward with compliance in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Nonproliferation Review. ISSN 1073-6700 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Several states parties have indicated their interest in revisiting the thorny concept of compliance under the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC). After providing a short history of the BWC, this article provides an outline of what the concept of compliance (and verification) could look like in the 21st century, drawing on lessons learned from the past to development of a balanced, incremental approach to building the Convention. The article concludes by outlining a number of possible practical steps that could be considered in seeking to strengthen the Convention and outlining how states could proceed ideally through endogenous routes, but, if needs be, taking things outside the BWC, exploring further and reporting back.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5511.2 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change > JZ5587 International security. Disarmament. Global survival
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Depositing User: James Revill
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 12:31
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 10:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61811

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