NIM participates in BWC Action workshop in Burkina Faso

Senior legal officer Yasemin Balci and legal officer Sonia Drobysz participated in a legislative drafting workshop for the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in Burkina Faso from 27 to 30 January.
VERTIC joined relevant government officials from Burkina Faso in the drafting of implementing legislation for the BWC. Legislative measures such as offences and penalties, transfer controls, biosafety and biosecurity provisions were discussed as part of a draft bill for the implementation of the BWC.

The legislative drafting workshop formed part of the BWC Action, a programme of the ‘European Union Council Decision in Support of the BWC’, which aims to support the BWC on the international, regional and national levels through three major projects, namely universality and national implementation; confidence in compliance; and strengthening international cooperation and encouraging international discussion on the future of the BWC. 

Last changed: Jan 30 2015 at 5:00 PM