A peer reviewing mechanism for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)?
A recent study discusses the perspectives of peer reviews for the monitoring of commitments under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). The study by James Revill looks at what peer review is, how it works in other international conventions and organizations, how it could be applied in the context of the BTWC, and what possible advantages or disadvantages a peer-review process would confer to the BTWC in light of the Convention’s recent history.
Revill, James (2013): A Peer-Review Mechanism for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (UNIDIR/2013/1); New York, Geneva: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.
The study is accessible here