Caribbean regional seminar on HCoC in St. Kitts and Nevis

27 November 2018

On 27 November 2018, the FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in St Kitts and Nevis dedicated to disarmament and non-proliferation in the Caribbean. 

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Amb. Daniela TRAMACERE, Head of Delegation of the EU to the Eastern Caribbean States and the OECS
  • Amb. Elisabeth EKLUND, Ambassador to the Caribbean, MFA of Sweden, representing the HCoC Chair
  • Capt. Kayode SUTTON, Infantry Company Commander, Public Relations Officer, Saint Kitts and Nevis Defence Force

 

I/ THE HCoC: A KEY INSTRUMENT TO PROMOTE CONFIDENCE IN THE FIELD OF WMD DELIVERY VEHICLES

MODERATOR:

  • Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS
    Presenters:

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • George-Wilhelm GALLHOFER, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York, MFA of Austria, Immediate Central Contact of the HCoC
  • Sharon G. BELL, Senior Policy Advisor, Directorate National Security, Cabinet of the President, Suriname

 

KEY ISSUES:

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

 

II/ THE HCoC IN THE GLOBAL NON-PROLIFERATION REGIME & DISARMAMENT ENVIRONMENT

MODERATOR:

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS
  • O’Neil HAMILTON, Regional Coordinator, UNSCR 1540 / UN, CARICOM

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • The HCoC in the broader regional non-proliferation framework
  • Non-proliferation and disarmament: perspectives and priorities from the region
  • Challenges and relevance of the Code for Caribbean countries

 

III/ THREE VIEWPOINTS ON BALLISTIC MISSILES & DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGIES 

MODERATOR:

  • Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, FRS

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr Dinshaw MISTRY, Professor of international relations, University of Cincinnati
  • Lovely UMAYAN, Research Analyst and Project Manager, Stimson Center
  • Paul WOHRER, Research Fellow, FRS

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Ballistic proliferation: a global risk
  • Securing non-proliferation objectives while acting in favor or development and trade: the case of missiles
  • Convergences and divergences between civilian and military technologies: the case of launchers

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, FRS
  • Michael PENNY, Senior Official, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Research Papers

The use of the existing WMD free zones as an exemple and a potential Framework for further initiatives banning ballistic missiles

Taken as a wide-ranging notion, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have not produced significant instruments in international security over time, UNSCR1540 being an exception. As such, there are no existing WMD free zones (WMDFZ) which can be used as examples and as potential frameworks for further initiatives banning ballistic missiles.

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