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Articles III and IV obligates states ‘not to transfer, or in any way assist, encourage or induce anyone else to acquire or retain biological weapons’ and to ‘take any necessary measures to prohibit and prevent the development, production, stockpiling, acquisition, or retention of the agents, toxins, weapons, equipment and means of delivery speciﬁed in article I’ respectively (ISU 2008). Article IV is 41 42 Biosecurity particularly important in terms of biosecurity, as the EU (2006a) has stated, it is not simply an obligation of conduct but amounts to an obligation of result.
5 Titled ‘Confronting Biological Threats: Biosecurity, Biological Weapons Nonproliferation, and Regional Cooperative Mechanisms’, 27–29 October 2008 (Amman). htm#biosec 7 See Sunshine Project (2004) and Gaudioso et al. (2006). 8 Charter – National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, 16 March 2006: 1. pdf 9 For contrasting appraisals of this see Kellman (2007) and Leitenberg (2005). 10 For a review of the risk communication and perception literature see Rodgers et al. (2007). 11 Related to this point, D’Arcangelis (2008) has examined how the language of threats infected US media coverage of the SARS outbreak.
PubID=639 Martin P 2006. Realising the Potential of Genomic Medicine. London: Pharmacy Practice Research Trust. NRC (National Research Council) 2004. Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC 2006. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. NRC 2008. The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity – Summary of an International Meeting Budapest, Hungary March 30 to April 2, 2008.