10 years of the HCoC

15 January 2013

On 15 January 2013, the FRS organised an international seminar at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna to mark the 10th anniversary of the Code. The meeting, which gathered 100 participants, raised HCoC’s international profile, highlighted the successes of the Code to date, and promoted debate on how the Code can tackle the challenges facing it in the future. Among the topics addressed were:

  • The historical genesis of the Code and the motives behind its creation.
  • The importance and role of HCoC and the Code’s successes.
  • Future trends in ballistic-missile proliferation and space-launch technologies and the resulting challenges facing the Code.
  • Proposals for enhancing HCoC

AGENDA

OPENING REMARKS 

  • H.E. Györgyi Martin ZANATHY, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna
  • H.E. Cho HYUN, HCoC Chair, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the International Organisations in Vienna
  • Camille GRAND, Director of FRS

 

DISCUSSIONS 

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 

  • Camille GRAND, Director of FRS
  • H.E. Györgyi Martin ZANATHY, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna
Research Papers

Opening HCoC to cruise missiles: A proposal to overcome political hurdles

The issue of extending the scope of the Hague Code of Conduct to cruise missiles is regularly raised in academic and political discussions about the Code. Some non-subscribing States justify their refusal to join the instrument because of this exclusion, perceived as a major flaw. Indeed, cruise missiles have characteristics that can make them very effective in carrying weapons of mass destruction. It is therefore clearly of interest to consider extending the HCoC scope to these weapons.

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Issue Briefs

The HCoC and Southeast Asian States

Only three out of ten Southeast Asian states have joined the HCoC to date (the Philippines, Cambodia and Singapore). This limited rate is noteworthy as Southeast Asia is increasingly concerned by the ongoing ballistic missile competition in broader Asia. Moreover, the region is actively investing to benefit from space technologies.

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