7

resultado(s)

Palabra(s)
Tipo de publicación
Ámbito político
Autor
Palabra clave
Fecha

EU Civil Protection Responding to CBRN Incidents and Attacks

03-05-2018

The threat posed by terrorist attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) agents or materials is existential for both the EU as a whole and its individual Member States. Therefore the importance of creating, maintaining and effectively employing pre-emptive, preventive, timely responsive countering means is of vital for the protection of EU citizens and the maintenance of peace and security. This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department ...

The threat posed by terrorist attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) agents or materials is existential for both the EU as a whole and its individual Member States. Therefore the importance of creating, maintaining and effectively employing pre-emptive, preventive, timely responsive countering means is of vital for the protection of EU citizens and the maintenance of peace and security. This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Special Committee on Terrorism of the European Parliament (TERR), aims to examine the efficacy of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) in the event of CBRN terrorist attacks. Although the UCPM is presented as the main emergency management instrument of the EU, it is mainly a post-incident handling tool; hence its preparedness for CBRN terrorist attacks is underdeveloped and requires an immediate improvement. Thus by understanding these shortfalls can Europe collectively be prepared against the threat of CBRN attacks.

Autor externo

Professor Christian KAUNERT Dr Sarah LEONARD Dr Ikrom YAKUBOV

Member States’ Preparedness for CBRN Threats

03-05-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Special Committee on Terrorism, outlines the threats posed by CBRN weapons, examines how well Europe is prepared for these threats and assesses where preparedness and response could be improved. It suggests that to date, terrorist attacks in Europe have largely utilised conventional weapons where medical staff are able to respond using conventional medicine ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Special Committee on Terrorism, outlines the threats posed by CBRN weapons, examines how well Europe is prepared for these threats and assesses where preparedness and response could be improved. It suggests that to date, terrorist attacks in Europe have largely utilised conventional weapons where medical staff are able to respond using conventional medicine and medical practices. However, threats from the use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials for terrorism remain high and are evolving. The future threats are likely to come from the use of chemical and biological weapons.

Autor externo

Dr S.N. CHATFIELD

The Mechanisms of Prevention and Detection of CBRN Illegal Material Transfers Across Borders and Within the EU

03-05-2018

This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Special Committee on Terrorism of the European Parliament (TERR), examines the challenges pertaining to CBRN illicit trafficking that the European Union faces. Taking into account the new October 2017 CBRN Action Plan as well as existing mechanisms and solutions, it focuses on means to prevent and detect the introduction into and movement within ...

This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Special Committee on Terrorism of the European Parliament (TERR), examines the challenges pertaining to CBRN illicit trafficking that the European Union faces. Taking into account the new October 2017 CBRN Action Plan as well as existing mechanisms and solutions, it focuses on means to prevent and detect the introduction into and movement within the Union territory.

Autor externo

Dr. Claude WACHTEL Dr. Elisande NEXON

Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

28-10-2016

The Eighth Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, better known as the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), takes place in Geneva from 7 to 25 November 2016. Together with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the BTWC provides the foundation of the disarmament and non-proliferation framework in the area ...

The Eighth Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, better known as the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), takes place in Geneva from 7 to 25 November 2016. Together with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the BTWC provides the foundation of the disarmament and non-proliferation framework in the area of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Convention opened for signature on 10 April 1972 and has been ratified by 175 states parties, including all EU Member States. Lack of a verification mechanism weakens the Convention, but at present, terrorist use of biological weapons may actually pose the greater threat to public security.

CBRN terrorism: threats and the EU response

16-01-2015

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism is a form of terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Following 11th September 2001, the interna¬tional community came to believe there was a high probability that terrorists would make use of such weapons. The growing number of people familiar with CBRN warfare techniques and the spread of scientific knowledge, coupled with poor security of relevant facilities, could facilitate terrorists in getting hold ...

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism is a form of terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Following 11th September 2001, the interna¬tional community came to believe there was a high probability that terrorists would make use of such weapons. The growing number of people familiar with CBRN warfare techniques and the spread of scientific knowledge, coupled with poor security of relevant facilities, could facilitate terrorists in getting hold of CBRN weapons. Terrorist groups have already shown interest in acquiring them. However, so far, there have been very few successful CBRN attacks and the number of casualties remains relatively low. This is partly due to the fact that obtaining or creating WMD is challenging, while conventional weapons can be more easily acquired. The international community has reacted to CBRN threats through a series of instruments, most of them under the aegis of the UN. The EU has also been gradually building its counter-terrorism capacity. The 2010 CBRN Action Plan – the core element of the Commission's new policy package – has been extensively commented on by the European Parliament.

CBRN terrorism : threats and the EU response

07-02-2011

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism is a form of terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Following 11th September 2001, the international community came to believe there was a high probability that terrorists would make use of such weapons. The growing number of people familiar with CBRN warfare techniques and the spread of scientific knowledge, coupled with poor security of relevant facilities, could facilitate terrorists in getting hold of CBRN ...

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism is a form of terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Following 11th September 2001, the international community came to believe there was a high probability that terrorists would make use of such weapons. The growing number of people familiar with CBRN warfare techniques and the spread of scientific knowledge, coupled with poor security of relevant facilities, could facilitate terrorists in getting hold of CBRN weapons.

Bio-Preparedness : Responding to the Threat of Biological Weapons

07-04-2009

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons – also often termed ‘unconventional’ weapons or ‘weapons of mass destruction’ – are a class of weapons that have the potential to kill thousands of people and disrupt vital financial, communications, and transportation systems. Yet, to date no such ‘superterrorism’ incidents have taken place. This report focuses on biological weapons because these are the weapons often considered to have the greatest potential to kill in the most massive ...

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons – also often termed ‘unconventional’ weapons or ‘weapons of mass destruction’ – are a class of weapons that have the potential to kill thousands of people and disrupt vital financial, communications, and transportation systems. Yet, to date no such ‘superterrorism’ incidents have taken place. This report focuses on biological weapons because these are the weapons often considered to have the greatest potential to kill in the most massive numbers and the highest likelihood of being used. It considers the threat they pose by illustrating the technical challenges of weaponising and disseminating a disease-causing biological agent, and it describes the few terrorist attempts there have been to use biological weapons against humans. The report also notes that, because there have been so few historical cases of terrorist use, fictitious scenarios have often been adopted as a means by which to assess the threat of bioterrorism, to explore the potential consequences of an attack, and to develop appropriate response mechanisms.

Autor externo

Filippa Lentzos (BIOS Centre, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom)

Próximos actos

28-01-2020
Western Balkans: A rocky road to enlargement
Otro acto -
EPRS
29-01-2020
Where all students can succeed: Analysing the latest OECD PISA results
Otro acto -
EPRS
29-01-2020
The Future of Artificial Intelligence for Europe
Seminario -
STOA

Socios

Mantenga la conexión

email update imageSistema de puestas al día por correo electrónico

El sistema de alertas por correo electrónico, que envía directamente la información más reciente a su dirección electrónica, le permite seguir a todas las personas y todos los actos relacionados con el Parlamento. Ello incluye las últimas noticias de los diputados, los servicios de información o el Think Tank.

Se puede acceder al sistema desde cualquier punto del sitio del Parlamento. Para suscribirse y recibir las notificaciones del Think Tank, solo tiene que comunicar su dirección electrónica, seleccionar el tema que le interesa, indicar la frecuencia (diaria, semanal o mensual) y confirmar su inscripción haciendo clic en el enlace enviado por correo electrónico.

RSS imageCanales RSS

No se pierda ninguna información ni actualización del sitio del Parlamento Europeo gracias a nuestro canal RSS.

Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para configurar su canal.