SESSION 2 - Geopolitical, economical, and legal aspects related to CBRNe events and International Cooperation


Dr. Ralf Trapp 

Consultant CBW arms Control and Disarmament



Prof. Cristiano Cupelli

Department of  Biomedicine and Prevention  - University of Rome Tor Vergata



Prof. Donato Morea

Department of  Mechanical, Chemical and Material Engineering - University of Cagliari


This session will host presentations based on the following description.


In an ever-changing international scenario, with non-conventional and CBRNe threats on the rise, the need for Global Partnership focused on Safety and Security is essential. Cooperation among international entities is a key aspect of the preparedness and ability to counteract CBRNe events, whose effects could often cross borders, jeopardizing the safety of the population of different countries. Non-Proliferation and Disarmament initiatives are a fundamental means of reducing the risks connected to the proliferation and potential use of CBRNe agents. International Response Systems allow improved public Safety and Security in these situations. 

CBRNe is a multidiscipline field, which requires a high level of commitment from law and policymakers to define sound political and legal instruments to effectively deal with the subject. The “old” threat represented by the military use of chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive agents has rapidly evolved due to a constantly changing world, compounded by cyber-related issues as well as technological and dual-use implications. Moreover, to guarantee the rapid movement of people and goods worldwide, there is a clear need for strong and easily applicable legal regimes. At the same time, CBRNe and Cyber threats must be examined carefully from the economical perspective since many assets may be the target of CBRNe or Cyber-attacks. Moreover, economic investigations and business continuity represent useful tools and can provide additional information related to the illicit trade of CBRNe materials worldwide. 

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; International Cooperation and Response; Global Partnerships for Safety and Security; Evolution of the CBRNe Threats; Terrorist Threats; Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Explosives Ordinance Disposals (EOD), Non-Conventional Threats (NCT); Explosives and Dirty Bombs; Dual Use. International legal frameworks governing CBRNe: gaps and opportunities; Non-proliferation and disarmament regimes; Economic analysis of CBRNe events; Business continuity, the International legal framework governing Cyber related issues: gaps and opportunities, Economic analysis of Cyber threats 

Here it is the list of the oral presentations of technical session 2.

The abstract will be available on the book of abstract.

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39.TS2. Criminal law during (and after) the pandemic.

Cristiano Cupelli(1)

1. Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy


40.TS2. Development of Joint CBRN Response Capability in South Asia: Current Status & Future Prospects.

Saman Choudary(1), Muhammad Usman Ashgar(2), Ansar Jamil(3)

1. Department of Communication, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

2. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan 

3. Department of Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan


41.TS2. For A New Foundation of Nuclear Law in Those Countries Who Abolished It: Administrative and Criminal Law Aspects.

Francesco Camplani(1,2), Gianluca Briganti(1,2)

1. Università degli Studi di Macerata, Macerata, Italy

2. AIN-INYG Member, Italy


42.TS2. JCBRN Defence COE - Civil - Military & NATO - EU Cooperation.

Wolfgang Karl-Heinz Reich(1)

1. JCBRN Defence COE, Vyskov, Czech Republic


43.TS2. Production, transport and distribution processes of chemicals as potentially dangerous events - legal aspects and case studies.

Paulina Flasińska(1)

1. Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland


44.TS2. Investigating the use of chemical and biological weapons - technical and legal challenges of attributing responsibility.

Ralph Trapp(1)

1. International Disarmament Consultant, Consultant of CBWNet, Chessenaz, France


45.TS2. Major accident hazard: the application of the Seveso directive in external emergency planning.

Francesco Geri(1)

1. Presidency of the Council of Ministers– Department of Civil Protection, Rome, Italy 


46.TS2. Project Financing as a Possible Tool for the Economic and Financial Sustainability of Investment Projects in CBRNe Field.

Donato Morea(1)

1. University of Cagliari, Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Cagliari, Italy


47.TS2. Innovations to counter hybrid threats: emphasis on Critical Infrastructures and related Data Governance dimensions.

Gabriel Pestana(1), Souzanna Sofou(2), Dimitris Diagourtas(2), Antonis Kostaridis(2)

1. INOV – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Inovação, Lisbon, Portugal

2. SATWAYS Ltd, Athens, Greece


48.TS2. The Certification of the Italian Fire Corps CBRN Detection Module under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism: capabilities and goals achieved.

Francesco Pilo(1), Sergio Schiaroli(2), Edoardo Cavalieri D’Oro(3), Salvatore Corrao(4), Damiano Zurlo(2), Fabio Mazzarella(4), Michele Lupoli(5)

1. National Fire Corps – Venezia Fire HQ, Mestre, Italy

2. National Fire Corps CBRN Central Office, Rome, Italy 

3. National Fire Corps-Milano Fire HQ, Milan, Italy 

4. National Fire Corps – Roma Fire HQ, Rome, Italy 

5. National Fire Corps – Torino Fire HQ, Turin, Italy