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An Introduction to Biological Weapons, their Prohibition, and the Relationship to Biosafety
A Report by the Sunshine Project
Publisher: Third World Network
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 50
ISBN: 983-9747-83-5
Price: $8.00 (price is inclusive of postage cost by air mail)

This report is an introduction to biological weapons and biological weapons control for persons familiar with biosafety and biodiversity issues. It provides a biological weapons history and discusses the future of biological weapons and their prohibition.

About the author: Many biological weapons are rapidly destroyed by bright sunlight. The Sunshine Project works to bring facts about biological weapons to light! It is an international non-profit organization with offices in Hamburg, Germany and Austin, Texas, USA. It works agianst the hostile use of biotechnology in the post-Cold War era. Through its research and publications it seeks to strengthen the global consensus against biological warefare and to ensure that international treaties effectively prevent development and use of biological weapons.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. What is biological warfare?

3. Biowarfare in history

4. The biotechnology revolution and biological weapons

5. The international ban on biological weapons

6. Biosafety and biosecurity - Links and synergies

7. Preliminary recommendations

8. Notes

9. Annexes
1. Suggested reading
2. The biological and toxic weapons convention
3. BTWC state parties
4. The Australia Group export control lists

 

 


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