HCoC ASEAN regional outreach seminar in Singapore

On 15 May 2018, the FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in Singapore in cooperation with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Pictures of this events are available here.

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
  • H.E. Mrs Barbara Plinkert, European Union Ambassador to Singapore
  • Dr Michael Raska, Associate Professor, RSIS

The HCoC: a key instrument to promote confidence in the field of WMD delivery vehicles

Moderator: Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
Introduction: The HCoC as a confidence-building measure (video presentation of the Code)
Presenters:

  • H.E. Karin Fichtinger-Grohe, Austrian Ambassador to Singapore
  • H.E. Marek Szczygiel, Ambassador at large, Department for UN and Human Rights, MFA of Poland
  • Ms Karla Mae G. Pabeliña, Foreign Affairs Research Specialist with the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, Foreign Service Institute (FSI), The Philippines
  • Mr Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior Research Fellow, FRS

Key issues:

  • Contribution of the Code to international security
  • Being a Subscribing State: commitments and benefits
  • Participating in international security: feedback from a Subscribing State
  • Day-to-day implementation of the Code

The Hague Code of Conduct: small but important part of the global non-proliferation regime

Moderator: Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Distinguished Visiting Professor, RSIS
Presenters:

  • Mr Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior Research Fellow, FRS
  • Dr David Santoro, CSIS
  • Mr Ta Minh Tuan, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Key issues:

  • Non-proliferation and disarmament: perspectives and priorities from Southeast Asia
  • Moving forward on non-proliferation and disarmament
  • Missile proliferation and security issues for the region
  • Challenges and relevance of the Code for ASEAN member States

Increasing confidence and favoring technological development through the Hague Code of Conduct

Moderator: Mr Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior Research Fellow, FRS
Keynote presentation: Mitigating CBRN risks in the ASEAN by ensuring long-term sustainability: the role of the CoE CBRN of the European Union, by Maj. Gal Danilo Servando, Head, Center of Excellence CBRN, Manila, The Philippines
Presenters:

  • Dr Sunchai Nilsuwankosit, Associate Professor, Chulalongkorn University
  • Mr Paul Wohrer, Research Fellow, FRS

Key issues:

  • HCoC and Strategic Trade Controls in the field of missiles: increasing confidence to encourage trade and technological development
  • Convergences and divergences between civilian and military technologies: the case of launchers
  • Promoting transparency in space development: the potential growth of the space sector in Southeast Asia and the impact of the Code

Concluding remarks

  • Mr Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, FRS
  • Dr Michael Raska, Associate Professor, RSIS