The 10th Anniversary of the HCoC

Observatoire de la non-prolifération

Bulletin n°74

En 2013, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the HCoC, the Center for Studies in International Security and Arms Control published a special issue of the Bulletin de l’Observatoire de la non-proliferation.




  • Le code de conduite de La Haye : 10 ans de lutte contre la prolifération balistique, Camille Grand (directeur de la FRS)
  • Genèse du HCoC, Bruno Gruselle
  • HCoC et la prolifération balistique, Erik Marzolf
  • An interview with Ambassador CHO Hyun (Republic of Korea, 2012-13 HCoC Chair)
  • Legal features of the Hague Code of Conduct, Natalino Ronzitti
  • La problématique des lanceurs légers, Xavier Pasco & Stéphane Delory
  • HCoC et MTCR, Jérémie Hammedi
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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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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