Reviewing science and technology in the context of the Biological Weapons Convention

McLeish, Caitriona and Revill, James (2010) Reviewing science and technology in the context of the Biological Weapons Convention. In: 31st Workshop of the Pugwash Study Group on Implementation of the CBW Conventions Getting Ready for the Seventh BWC Review Conference in 2011, 4-5th December, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.

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There is evidence of the emergence of a consensus amongst a number of States Parties to the BWC and NGOs on the principle of changing the process of S&T review as part of the wider quinquennial review process of the BWC. However, there is little evidence of agreement on the details of what needs to be done, how, by whom and to what end. Wrestling with these questions will be essential if state parties wish to capitalise on the momentum that has built up around changing S&T reviews and convert this into an evolution of the practice. With the review conference less than a year away, thinking needs to begin sooner, rather than later.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > 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: Caitriona McLeish
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 09:00

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