Signatories to the Biological Weapons Convention
The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), which bans the development, production and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons, was negotiated from 1968 to 1971 and opened for signature on April 10, 1972. The convention entered into force with 43 parties on March 26,1975, upon ratification by the three depositary states, the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom.
As of January 31, 1997,140 states-parties have either ratified (R) or acceded (A) to the treaty, as indicated in the table below; 18 additional signatories that have not ratified the convention are also listed. These countries' status with regard to the 1925 Geneva Protocol, which prohibits the use of …
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Publication information: Article title: Signatories to the Biological Weapons Convention. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 10 Publication date: January/February 1997. Page number: 28+. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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