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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

8. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials

Chapter:
8. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2014
Author(s):
John Hart, Peter Clevestig

In 2013 states continued to develop strategies to prevent and remediate the effects of the possible misuse of toxic chemicals and of biological materials. Some of these activities are carried out in the context of environmental and human health, while others are done in the security and defence spheres. The principal legal instruments against chemical and biological warfare (CBW) are the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). They inform the consideration of CBW threats and responses, understanding of past programmes, allegations of the use of biological or chemical weapons, the nature of possible standby programmes, and efforts to ensure that science and technology are not misused for hostile purposes or as a method of warfare.

Citation (MLA):
Hart, John, and Peter Clevestig. "8. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-9.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Hart, J., & Clevestig, P. (2016). 8. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-9.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Hart, John, and Peter Clevestig. "8. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials." In SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 14 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-9.xml
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