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Protocol to both the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning International Patent Classification and the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction; for the Elimination of Pathogens HA-23-10-09
By Tony J. Sanders
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Patent Cooperation Union and States Party to this Protocol
Agree that all people must cooperate to identify, isolate, regulate, prohibit and progressively eliminate pathogens from circulation and existence.
Recognize that pathogens cause illness in billions and death in tens of millions annually and laboratories must be responsible for their possession of bio-hazardous substances.
Recalling the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning International Patent Classification of 1971 and the Strasbourg Agreement between France and the Holy Roman of 1675, that was the first treaty ban poison weapons, do not agree on this all important issue.
Intrigued that the World Health Organization Draft Working Paper on Patent Issues related to Influenza Viruses and their Genes of 2007 reported that they were forced to select from 6 to 18 different patent families to isolate a particular pathogen.
Vociferous in our support for a civilization that completely upholds the obligations assumed under the Geneva Protocol of 1925, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction signed at London, Moscow and Washington on 10 April 1972 and the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction CWC was opened in Paris in 1993 and entered into force in 1997.
Establish an international patent classification for isolating, identifying and prohibiting pathogens and a system of licensing and inspecting bio-medical research laboratories lawfully possessing those dangerous substances.
Set forth as follows:
Art. 1 Agreement
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, hereinafter, the Organization, is the only International Search Authority with whom the Patent Cooperation Union, hereinafter, the Union, consults on the issue of pathogens pursuant to Art. 16 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Art. 2 Isolation
1.The Union shall designate a single code for all pathogens inferior to A(61) Human Necessities: Medical or Veterinary Science, Hygiene; pursuant to Art. 5(3) of the Strasbourg Agreement of 1971.
2.The Organization shall separate work on this Protocol and the Convention and shall classify pathogens according to the Types set forth in Art. 4 of this Protocol.
Art. 3 Definition
For the purposes of this protocol
1.the term “pathogen” means the following, together or separately:
a.any micro-organism or substance that can cause a diagnosable disease in animals or humans.
b.a micro-organism or toxic substance that poses a high risk of abuse if leaked from a laboratory licensed to use it, for reason of its prevalence or the prevalence of the disease it causes or the danger to health and life posed.
2.the term “risk of abuse” means:
a.the potential a pathogen has for damaging the health if circulated.
b.the potential a pathogen has for damaging health and evading detection.
c. there is a credible hypothesis that a pathogen is being malevolently distributed to the detriment of public health.
3. the term “licensed laboratory” means:
a.a bio-medical research facility that is licensed pursuant to this Protocol to handle dangerous pathogens listed, or due consideration for listing, by the Organization.
b.a bio-medical research facility that is certified by their national government, to agree to allow the Organization to inspect its documentation and premises.
4.the term “bio-security” means:
a.methods by which laboratories and dangerous products are licensed by the government, secured against break in, theft, tampering, espionage, and sabotage.
b. methods by which laboratories limit their possession of bio-hazardous materials to fulfill the needs of certain experiments, after which the pathogens are destroyed.
5.the term “pathogen manufacturer or supplier” means:
a.a laboratory that is licensed to manufacture or supply pathogens for legitimate biological experiments, by means of a mail order catalogue.
b.a laboratory that manufactures or supplies pathogens that are diverted to illegal biological experiments.
Art. 4 Type
The following criteria shall be taken into account when determining whether to place a pathogen in Schedule I, II, III, IV or V
I . A pathogen or dose of a pathogen that would be expected to cause death in an adult human.
II. A pathogen that causes a painful and deadly torture such as heart disease, stroke, cancer or diabetes etc.
III. A pathogen that causes a painful and disabling condition such back pain, arthritis, migraines.
IV. A precursor to a pathogen in Schedules I-III.
V. A delivery device that facilitates the weaponization of a pathogen.