Hague Code-of-Conduct

What is Hague Code of Conduct?
  • It is a voluntary
  • It is legally non-binding
  • It is a confidence building and transparency measure
  • It seeks to prevent the proliferation of ballistic missiles that are capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Established in 2002
  • It does not ban ballistic missiles, but it calls for restraining their production, testing, and export.
  • It is the only normative instrument to verify the spread of ballistic missiles.
  • Austria is the administrative centre coordinating the information exchange under HCOC.
What is the difference between HCoC and MTCR?
MTCR is an informal and voluntary partnership to prevent the proliferation of missile and UAV technology. Therefore, the aim of both HCoC and MTCR are same.
However, membership of HCoC is not restricted while the membership of MTCR is limited to only 34 export group members.

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