Biological weapons

MAPW - Conventions on chemical, biological and environmental warfare - 2014

Some means of waging war are so inhumane, or represent such a violation of human rights, that their use is considered a war crime. Chemical and biological weapons, and environmental warfare, are all illegal under international law, on these grounds.

MAPW - Conventions on chemical, biological and environmental warfare - 2014

Some methods of waging war are so inhumane, or represent such a violation of human rights, that their use is considered a war crime. Chemical and biological weapons, and environmentsl warfare, are all banned under international law, on these ground. This fact sheet gives a brief history and account of the international conventions concerned.

MAPW presentation: chemical and biological weapons — 2006

MAPW presentation giving an overview of chemical weapons and biological weapons and some examples of their use. Also details international treaties to ban these weapons, and which countries have signed these treaties. Part of a 2006 MAPW series of presentations designed to assist members speak on these topics.

Biological weapons: bioterrorism and the public health. MAPW: Kate Leeson - 2000

A comprehensive MAPW paper from 2000. It defines biological weapons in detail, gives a comprehensive overview of the history of these weapons, and speaks to the threats of biological warfare and the solutions to the risks.

Biological Weapons: Statement by Ambassador Les Luck - 2001

 The statement by Australian Ambassador Les Luck to the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference in 2001.

Biological weapons: Statement by Ambassador Les Luck of Australia - 2001

Statement to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWCi) Review Conference, Geneva 2001, by Ambassador Les Luck of Australia.

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