In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, chemical and biological weapons have once again attracted international attention due to disinformation efforts on the part of Russian officials. International forums which oversee the ban on these weapons are being used to accuse Ukraine and its allies of violating their legal obligations. Many of Russia’s accusations regarding chemical weapons resemble the patterns of deception observed in the past, while disinformation on biological weapons is displaying somewhat novel characteristics. Yet, there are tangible ways of counteracting such disinformation, thereby protecting the ban on chemical and biological weapons.
Autor: Kristoffer Burck
Kristoffer Burck ist assoziierter Forscher an der HSFK, Doktorand an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen und wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei CBWNet. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind humanitäres Völkerrecht und Rüstungskontrolle. // Kristoffer Burck is an Associate Fellow at PRIF, a PhD Candidate at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a Researcher at CBWNet. His research focuses on international humanitarian and arms control law.