Chemical and Biological Weapons
Forthcoming in R Liivoja & T McCormack (eds), Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict, Routledge
26 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 26, 2015
This chapter commences with an overview of the efforts to prohibit the use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) by means of the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions and 1925 Geneva Protocol. This is followed by a brief discussion of the negotiation of the BWC and CWC, including efforts to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). The chapter then outlines the role of other international agreements in helping to achieve these humanitarian objectives in our changing world. The chapter concludes with reflections on some of the current and future challenges to the prohibition of CBW.
Keywords: K00, K39
JEL Classification: chemical and biological weapons
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