Germany, Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 73. Biological Weapons
At the Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention in 1986, the Federal Republic of Germany stated that it had
never researched, developed, produced, stockpiled or otherwise acquired or retained microbial or other biological agents or toxins of types and in quantities that have no justification for prophylactic, protective or other peaceful purposes, as well as weapons, equipment or means of delivery designed to use such agents or toxins for hostile purposes or in armed conflict … Furthermore, in 1954 the Federal Republic of Germany gave an internationally binding pledge within the WEU [Western European Union] not to manufacture … biological … weapons … The legislation in force in the Federal Republic of Germany guarantees observance of the Convention’s provisions.