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THE INTERNATIONAL THREAT OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: LEGAL AND REGULATORY PERSPECTIVES

Bioterrorism Preparedness, Attack and Response

ISBN: 978-0-76231-105-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-268-9

ISSN: 1474-8231

Publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

The following article looks at the biological weapons problem from different perspectives to evaluate the international threat of biological weapons from both a legal perspective and a regulatory perspective. Biological weapons fall into a category all their own with unique characteristics as weapons of mass destruction in which suggestions for new directions should be explored with respect to historical failures. Biological weapons regulation is currently predicated on a certain legal framework, and through that a presentation is shown by a synthesized approach to biological weapons control.

Citation

Westney, P.S. and Hoffman, J.J. (2004), "THE INTERNATIONAL THREAT OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: LEGAL AND REGULATORY PERSPECTIVES", Blair, J., Fottler, M. and Zapanta, A.C. (Ed.) Bioterrorism Preparedness, Attack and Response (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 25-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-8231(04)04002-9

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