Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009.
Book — xviii, 382 p. ; 25 cm.
The Outer Space Treaty, the Moon Agreement and the 1996 Declaration on Space Benefits
The common heritage of mankind
The management of international areas and their limited natural resources : the examples of Antarctica and ITU
Property rights in outer space : a crucial issue in the wake of the commercialisation of outer space and its resources
Elements of a legal regime to govern the commercial exploitation of extraterrestrial resources
The purpose of this book is to propose a legal regime to govern the exploitation of natural resources of the moon and other celestial bodies. Considering, on the one side, the interest shown by states and private operators to extract and use extraterrestrial natural resources and, on the other, the absence of specific rules dealing with such an option, the establishment of a legal framework to regulate the exploitation of natural resources of the moon and other celestial bodies is needed so as to ensure its peaceful, safe and orderly development. (source: Nielsen Book Data)