What is the Hague Code of Conduct?

Adopted in 2002, the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) is a politically binding instrument aiming to limit the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) delivery vehicles. Composed of a set of transparency and confidence-building measures, the HCoC is the only existing multilateral instrument to focus on WMD delivery vehicles.

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subscribing states at its inception
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subscribing states today

When subscribing to the HCoC, states commit to abide by a set of UN treaties and international conventions on space security, to send an annual declaration regarding ballistic missile capacities and national policy on non-proliferation and disarmament treaties and instruments; and to send pre-launch notifications prior to any missile or space launch. Documents are uploaded onto a dedicated online platform managed by Austria, which acts as the HCoC Immediate Central Contact (Executive Secretariat). Subscription to the HCoC is free of charge. 

While subscribing states are asked to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ in the development of ballistic capacities, it should be stressed that they are proscribed neither from possessing ballistic missiles nor from pursuing space launch activities. In return, subscribing to the HCoC enables states to gain access to information shared by other subscribing states, and to show their political commitment to non-proliferation and disarmament.

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Afghanistan2002
Albania2002
Andorra2005
Antigua and Barbuda2013
Argentina2002
Armenia2004
Australia2002
Austria2002
Azerbaijan2002

B.

Belarus2002
Belgium2002
Benin2002
Bosnia and Herzegovina2002
Bulgaria2002
Burkina Faso2002
Burundi2003

C.

Cabo Verde2004
Cambodia2003
Cameroon2002
Canada2002
Central african Republic2011
Chad2002
Chile2002
Colombia2002
Comoros2002
Congo, Republic of the2011
Cook Islands2002
Costa Rica2002
Croatia2002
Cyprus2002
Czech Republic2002

D.

Denmark2002
Dominica2013
Dominican Republic2007

E.

Ecuador2004
El Salvador2002
Equatorial Guinea2020
Eritrea2003
Estonia2002
Ethiopia2006

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Fiji2003
Finland2002
France2002

G.

Gabon2002
Gambia (Republic of The)2004
Georgia2002
Germany2002
Ghana2002
Greece2002
Guatemala2004
Guinea2002
Guinea-Bissau2002
Guyana2003

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Haiti2005
Holy See2002
Honduras2004
Hungary2002

I.

Iceland2002
India2016
Iraq2010
Ireland2002
Italy2002

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Japan2002
Jordan2002

K.

Kazakhstan2005
Kenya2002
Kiribati2002
Korea, Republic of2002

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Latvia2002
Lesotho2017
Liberia2005
Libya2002
Liechtenstein2003
Lithuania2002
Luxembourg2002

M.

Madagascar2002
Malawi2003
Maldives2008
Mali2004
Malta2002
Marshall Islands2002
Mauritania2002
Micronesia, Federated States of2002
Moldova, Republic of2002
Monaco2002
Mongolia2006
Montenegro2006
Morocco2002
Mozambique2003

N.

Netherlands2002
New Zealand2002
Nicaragua2002
Niger2002
Nigeria2002
North Macedonia2002
Norway2002

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Palau2002
Panama2003
Papua New Guinea2002
Paraguay2002
Peru2002
Philippines2002
Poland2002
Portugal2002

R.

Romania2002
Russian Federation2002
Rwanda2002

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Saint Kitts and Nevis2014
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2020
Samoa2008
San Marino2008
Senegal2002
Serbia2002
Seychelles2002
Sierra Leone2002
Singapore2011
Slovakia2002
Slovenia2002
Somalia2020
South Africa2002
Spain2002
Sudan2002
Suriname2002
Sweden2002
Switzerland2002

T.

Tajikistan2002
United Republic of Tanzania2002
Timor-Leste2002
Togo2019
Tonga2003
Tunisia2002
Turkey2002
Turkmenistan2003
Tuvalu2002

U.

Uganda2002
Ukraine2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island2002
United States of America2002
Uruguay2002
Uzbekistan2002

V.

Vanuatu2002
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of2002

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Zambia2002