BTWC

AcronymDefinition
BTWCBiological and Toxin Weapons Convention (1972)
BTWCBeneficial Trust and Will Company (UK)
BTWCBetter Than Worst-Case (engineering and design)
BTWCBeijing Today Walk Center (China)
BTWCBrain Tissue Water Content (edema)
BTWCBefore There Were Children
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As for Israel, it must be asked why the country has snubbed both the CWC and BTWC in light of the arguably minimal difference this would make, in relative terms, to its security given the country's possession, unlike any other in the region, of nuclear weapons.
The United States, in particular, has argued that the unique characteristic of life science research renders a BTWC verification protocol largely ineffectual.
Beyond this, the ministers covered old ground, "reaffirming" the importance of the nuclear testing moratorium, "reiterating" the objective of total elimination of nuclear weapons, and "acknowledging" the importance of promoting universality of the CWC and BTWC.
Recently state parties to the convention have been negotiating a Verification Protocol for the BTWC, but significant challenges remain, including the need to weigh the requirements of international security against national sovereignty and the need for transparency to be weighed against secrecy for commercial reasons (both issues that have been raised by the United States.
In 1975, the BTWC was set up to try to provide some form of protection over biological weapons.
A constructive exchange on national practices relevant to the BTWC [Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention] occurred this summer, and we expect to see further action to strengthen this critical prohibition at next month's Annual Meeting.
South Africa has been a party to the BTWC since 1975 and since 1991 South African experts have been taking part in BTWC meetings to draw up a verification procedure for the Convention.
Mark Wheels, Agricultural Biowarfare & Bioterrorism: An Analytical Framework & Recommendations for the Fifth BTWC Review Conference, September 1999, n.
The Bush Administration has also made it harder to detect violations of current international law by effectively blocking an international draft agreement to create an inspections regime to enforce the BTWC last year.
In this way, the US operated within the exceptions of the BTWC.
uk/acad/sbtwc/, the department's BTWC Web site is a primary source of information on the convention, which was first negotiated in the early 1970s, and the protocol being developed to make the convention a more potent and timely defense against the proliferation of biological weapons.
We remain fully committed to pursue efforts to ensure that the BTWC is an effective instrument to counter the growing threat of biological weapons.