Vienna outreach side event on HCoC

28 May 2014

On 28 May 2014, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, an outreach event in support of both the HCoC and ballistic missile non-proliferation. This meeting took place at the Vienna International Centre in the margins of the HCoC annual meeting of subscribing states.



  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Györgyi Martin ZANATHY, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna



  • H.E. Toshiro OZAWA, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organisations in Vienna; Outgoing HCoC Chair
    • The role of HCoC and activities carried out during the Japanese Presidency
  • Edgar PÉREZ ALVÁN, Minister Counsellor, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Delegation of Peru to the International Organisations in Vienna; Incoming HCoC Chair
    • Perspectives for HCoC and aims for the Peruvian Presidency
  • Dr. Mark SMITH, Programme Director, Defence and Security, Wilton Park
    • Current and future challenges facing HCoC and the potential means of enhancing its role



  • Dr. Han HUA, Director, Center for Arms Control and Disarmament, Peking University School of International Studies
    • Chinese perceptions of the issues and trends in the ballistic field, HCoC and the regional security environment
  • Animesh ROUL, Executive Director, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, New Delhi
    • Indian perceptions of the issues and trends in the ballistic field, HCoC and the regional security environment
Research Papers

Harnessing Transparency Potential for Missile Non-Proliferation

Information is key for non-proliferation efforts. But the times when information was the exclusive purview of governments are over. Affordable, commercial and open-source monitoring capabilities empower states and societies alike, while challenging the ability of governments to preserve secrecy. Technological democratisation means that information is practically becoming a public good. And it allows for unprecedented transparency.

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Ballistic missile proliferation: what should be the role of a small state?

On 15 January 2019, the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) and the FRS held a South Asia Regional Seminar “Dealing with the missile threat in South Asia” with the support of the European Union. This explainer on ballistic missile proliferation explains a few key aspects of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) in relation to small states with special reference to Sri Lanka.

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Making the Hague Code of Conduct Relevant

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, the Missile Technology Control Regime and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 each contribute to the international regime for the nonproliferation of ballistic missiles. The three instruments aim at controlling both horizontal and vertical proliferation.

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