Bioweapons convention saved by a compromise

MacKenzie, Debora
November 2002
New Scientist;11/23/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2370, p9
Reports on the Biological Weapons Convention held in Geneva in November 2002 in which bioweapons treaty members agreed to continue efforts to enforce the treaty. Rejection of a legal imposition of weapons inspections on members by the U.S. in the 2001 conference; Proposed discussion on laws to control pathogens in 2003.


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