BioWeapons Monitor 2014

BioWeapons Monitor 2014

Just released. SSPC's work / contribution: India and Pakistan Chapters. 

Origins of the BioWeapons Monitor

The BioWeapons Monitor idea grew in response to the wish to find a way forward to strengthen the effectiveness and improve the implementation of the Convention. Over time, its aims have become more concrete. In 2008, a group of four civil society organisations — the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, the Research Group for Biological Arms Control in Germany, the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict in India, the Verification Research Training and Information Centre in the UK — took up the challenge of increasing transparency in areas related to the BWC by monitoring the activities of states. With the input of the BWPP Board of Directors, the BioWeapons Monitor was further developed and initial funding secured in early 2010. The first edition of the BioWeapons Monitor was published on 10 December 2010. The editions in 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been produced by the Division of Peace Studies of the University of Bradford working closely with the Coordinating Editor. 


The BioWeapons Monitor 2014 contains country reports on BWC-relevant activities in nineteen States Parties: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States of America. The country chapter authors collected and analysed relevant information that is distributed through this publication. The authors used open sources and actively sought information from government departments, research institutions, industry, scientific societies and other entities. This wide range of sources helps to ensure that the project is as comprehensive as possible and draws on as many reliable sources as possible. The BioWeapons Monitor 2014 is based on the model for 2013.

The BioWeapons Prevention Project

BWPP, Geneva/Bradford University, UK, December 2014