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    DescriptionIn the summer of 1997 some twelve lecturers and sixty students met for ten days in Budapest Hungary in a NATO Advanced Studies Institute (ASI) to consider "New Scientific and Technical Aspects of Verification of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention". In many ways the meeting was ahead of its time. The Ad Hoc Group was only then about to move to the discussion of a rolling text of the Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). It had been mandated to negotiate the Protocol by the Special Conference which had considered the work of the VEREX process that had taken place following the 1991 Third Review Conference of the Convention. Now, in late 1999, after much further negotiation of the text of the Protocol we are moving towards the endgame of the negotiations. Nevertheless, the scientific and technical issues discussed in the ASI in Hungary continue to be of direct relevance to the verification of the Convention and will continue to be relevant as the eventual Protocol moves from agreement through a Preparatory Commission stage and into full implementation over the next several years. The papers in this volume are much as they were presented in Budapest both in order of presentation and in content. They were designed by the ASI co-directors, Professor Graham Pearson and Ambassador Tibor Toth (Chairman of the Ad Hoc Group) to provide an integrated overview and in-depth analysis of the issues at stake.


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    Title
    Verification of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Malcolm R. Dando, Edited by G.S. Pearson, Edited by Tibor Toth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789048155378
    ISBN 10: 9048155371
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16960
    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RNF, PSTP, PSV, MJCJ
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, SCI070000, SCI026000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, POL001000
    LC classification: JZ
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: LNTJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED022090
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAW093000
    DC22: 327.1745
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: K3601-3611, GE300-350, R-RZ, RC109-216, SB621-795, QL801-950.9
    Thema V1.0: PST, PSV, MJCJ, LNTJ, RNF
    Edition statement
    1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2000
    Illustrations note
    biography
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    09 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Table of contents
    Introduction; M. Dando, et al. The Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons; G. Pearson. Biological Weapons Proliferation Concerns; J. Tucker. The Biotechnology Revolution: The Science and Applications; K. Nixdorff, et al. The Relevance of Advances in Biotechnology to the Task of Strengthening the BTWC; M. Dando. Technological Aspects of Verification: Declarations, Managed Access and Confidential Proprietary Information; R. Guthrie. Technological Aspects of Verification: Investigation of Alleged Use of Biological Weapons; R. Guthrie. Verification Technologies: Sampling and Identification; C. Eon, H. Garrigue. Biological Agent Detection Technology; J. Valdes. Towards a Verification Protocol; M. Chevrier. Prospects for the Ad Hoc Group; T. Toth. New Scientific and Technological Aspects of Verification of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC): An Overview of the ASI and a 1999 Postscript; G. Pearson.