VERTIC participates in BWC legislative drafting workshop in Senegal

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 Dakar, Senegal from 20 to 22 October.
The workshop started with an awareness-raising session for government officials and the press. Sonia Drobysz gave presentations on the BWC and its national implementation requirements. She was also interviewed for national television by the official channel RTS 1. The interview is available here (starting at 33:22).  
VERTIC then joined a smaller group of government officials from the National Commission on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons 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.


Last changed: Oct 26 2015 at 2:41 PM