Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions: Orienting to Emerging Challenges Through a Cooperative Approach

  • Naeem Haider
Conference paper


The Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention are important international legal instrument that contribute to international peace and security. Their continued effectiveness is dependent on effective national implementation measures, international cooperation and the regimes adjusting to new challenges. The re-emergence of chemical and biological weapons and their use by non-state actors are a real threat. Thus security challenges have become multidimensional and necessitate focusing on developing national capacities for prevention, preparedness and response, with attention to developing countries. In this context, developing regional response mechanism would prove very effective. New approach of arms control and nonproliferation for handling emergent threats and challenges would necessitate cooperate approach amongst states and in the state amongst various stakeholders including both public authorities and civic society.


Chemical Weapons Convention Biological Weapons Convention CBRN Terrorism Re-emergence of chemical and biological weapons Cooperation 



The views contained in this paper belongs to the author, and does not in any way reflects organizational position.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naeem Haider
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  1. 1.Quaid e Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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