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On 29 may 2019, in the context of the Space Security Conference, organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the FRS conducted a panel dedicated to the HCoC.

Moderator :

  • Dr Xavier Pasco, Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique

Panel :

  • Amb. Ann-Sofie Nilsson, Swedish Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  • Ms Isabelle Sourbes, Research Director, Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  • Mr Tal Inbar, Head of the Space Research Center, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

The panels of the Space Security Conference can be viewed on the following link:

Research Papers

Ballistic missiles and conventional strike weapons: Adapting the HCoC to address the dissemination of conventional ballistic missiles

The Hague Code of Conduct aims at curbing the proliferation of missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction. Today, with an important increase in ranges, these weapons are more and more used for a conventional mission, by a variety of states. This dissemination illustrates the fact that many stakeholders master the technologies necessary to build and sustain these weapons. But it also raises questions on the possible destabilising effects of these arsenals, even when they are not linked to WMDs.

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