Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Meaning of ‘Emergency Assistance’

Origins and negotiation of Article VII of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

A new research report

Article VII of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) belongs to the more obscure provisions. It reads as follows:

Each State Party to this Convention undertakes to provide or support assistance, in accordance with the United Nations Charter, to any Party to the Convention which so requests, if the Security Council decides that such Party has been exposed to danger as a result of violation of the Convention. read more