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

Revill, James (2016) Compliance revisited: a balanced, incremental approach to compliance in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Nonproliferation Review, 23 (3). ISSN 1073-6700 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Several state 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 twenty-first century, drawing on lessons learned to develop a balanced, incremental approach that would strengthen the convention. The article concludes by outlining a number of possible practical steps that could be considered at the 2016 Eighth Review Conference, to be pursued, ideally, through internal routes, but, if necessary, through routes external to the BWC as well.

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
Depositing User: James Revill
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 10:28
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 12:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65271

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