Conversion of Former BTW Facilities

The development, production, stockpiling and use in war of biological and toxin weapons (BTW) are prohibited by international law. However, conversion of BTW facilities has not been dealt with in the existing, open literature on conversion. This is partly due to the fact that BTW programmes to a lar...

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Main Author: Geissler, Erhard
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Gazsó, Lajos (Editor), Buder, Ernst (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1998, 1998
Series:NATO Science Series, Series 1: Disarmament Technologies
Subjects:
Law
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The development, production, stockpiling and use in war of biological and toxin weapons (BTW) are prohibited by international law. However, conversion of BTW facilities has not been dealt with in the existing, open literature on conversion. This is partly due to the fact that BTW programmes to a large degree involve dual-use activities and it is thus difficult to differentiate them form defensive and civilian activities involving pathogenic biological agent and toxins. It is thus also difficult to assess whether or not a BTW facility has actually been converted. In Conversion of Former BTW Facilities, experts from five countries discuss general aspects of conversion and describe the conversion of former facilities in Germany, the UK, USA, Russia, and Kazachstan. Audience: Experts in disarmament, BTW problems, biotechnology, health care and related areas
Physical Description:VIII, 222 p online resource
ISBN:9789401153065