VERTIC participates in the BWC Meeting of Experts

Yasemin Balci, Legal Officer, and Scott Spence, Acting Programme Director, are representing VERTIC at the Meeting of Experts to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) during 4-8 August in Geneva, Switzerland. 
 
The theme for this year’s Meeting of Experts is the implementation of Article VII of the Convention, which concerns assistance to any State Party that has been exposed to danger as a result of a violation of the BWC. States Parties will also cover three standing agenda items: first, cooperation and assistance under Article X, secondly, developments in the field of science and technology and finally, national implementation of the Convention.
 

Members of civil society were invited to address the Meeting of Experts on Monday. VERTIC made a statement stressing the importance of reviewing and improving national implementation measures. The statement can be found here

Last changed: Aug 04 2014 at 4:59 PM

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