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xiv, 87 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Emergence of environmental protection clauses in Outer Space Treaty : a lesson from the Rio Principles / Gordon Chung
  • Legal consequences of environmental pollution in outer space / Giulia Pavesi
  • Intentional destruction of satellites in relation to international peace and security / Alexander Gairiseb
  • Peacekeeping operations in outer space : contradictions in Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty / Eduardo Bressel Baratto
  • Wild military operations in outer space : a sword of Damocles hanging over the future of space environment and space activates / Matteo Frigoli
  • Space settlement and the celestial subjectivity model : shifting our legal perspective of the universe / Zach Miller
  • Outer Space Treaty during Fourth Industrial Revolution / Maria Baczyńska-Wilkowska
  • Into the twenty-first century : integration of principles of global governance in space law / Valentin Degrange.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty this book gives a first insight into where the next generation considers room for further improvement of the Outer Space Treaty in order to cope with upcoming aspects such as providing solutions for the emerging commercial, economic, environmental and social questions. At the time of the adoption of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967 the purpose of this treaty was to avoid conflicting military situations in space. However, 50 years later the Outer Space Treaty is in demand to meet the ever increasing space activities and the different actors involved such as the rise of the private sector players.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319704333 20180521
Law Library (Crown)
334 pages : color illustrations, color maps, charts ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 531 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Actors, history and fora
  • Sources of space law
  • The Outer Space Treaty, 1967
  • Space objects : control, registration, return and liability : the treaties and the practice
  • Astronauts
  • Of boundaries and orbits
  • The moon and other celestial bodies
  • Radio and the international telecommunication union
  • Unusual problems : space tourism, planetary defence, small satellites and large constellations, and solar power
  • Environmental regulation
  • Satellite communications : telecommunications and direct broadcasting
  • Global navigation satellite systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Space activities, finance and international trade law
  • Commercial activities and the implementation of space law
  • The military use of outer space
  • The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
  • The future.
Francis Lyall and Paul B. Larsen have been involved in teaching and researching space law for over 50 years. This new edition of their well-received text gathers together their knowledge and experience in readable form, and covers developments in all space applications, including space tourism, telecommunications, the ITU and finance. With an extensive citation of the literature, the discussion provides an excellent source for both students and practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472447821 20180604
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 534 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The space debris environment
  • The applicable accountability law : responsibility and liability distinguished
  • Obligations of space debris mitigation
  • The elements of state responsibility and space debris
  • The elements of state liability and space debris
  • Study results and perspectives on further regulation
  • Conclusion.
In State Accountability for Space Debris Peter Stubbe examines the legal consequences of space debris pollution which, he argues, is a global environmental concern. The study finds that the customary `no harm' rule and Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty obligate States to prevent the generation of debris and that the international community as a whole has a legitimate interest in their compliance. A breach of these obligations entails the responsibility of a State and compensation must be provided for damage caused by space debris. The author treats responsibility and liability separately and thoroughly scrutinizes both legal regimes with the help of common analytical elements. Finally, Peter Stubbe argues that a comprehensive traffic management system is required so as to ensure the safe and sustainable use of outer space.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004314078 20180423
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxvi, 767 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction to the study on global space governance
  • Overview of the existing mechanisms of global space governance
  • Global space governance from regional perspectives
  • National space policies and laws and global space governance
  • Private commercial space enterprises and global governance system
  • Satellite telecommunications and broadcasting
  • Remote sensing, Earth observation, and meteorological satellites
  • Global navigation satellite systems and services
  • Space-based solar power
  • Space launch services
  • Human spaceflight
  • Global governance of space security
  • Space traffic management and coordinated controls for near-space
  • On-orbit servicing, active debris removal, and related activities
  • Small satellites and large commercial satellite constellations
  • Space mining and use of space natural resources
  • Cosmic hazards and planetary defense
  • Space environmental issues
  • Space migration and colonization
  • The role of space in long-term economic development on Earth
  • Extending the benefits and uses of outer space to all humankind
  • Capacity-building in global space governance.
This book is based on the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Global Space Governance study commissioned by the 2014 Montreal Declaration that called upon civil society, academics, governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders to undertake an international interdisciplinary study. The study took three years to complete. It examines the drivers of space regulations and standards, key regulatory problems, and especially addresses possible improvements in global space governance. The world's leading experts led the drafting of chapters, with input from academics and knowledgeable professionals in the public and private sectors, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations from all the regions of the world with over 80 total participants. This book and areas identified for priority action are to be presented to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and it is hoped will be considered directly or indirectly at the UNISPACE+50 event in Vienna, Austria, in 2018. The report, a collective work of all the contributors, includes objective analysis and frank statements expressed without pressure of political, national, and occupational concerns or interest. It is peer-reviewed and carefully edited to ensure its accuracy, preciseness, and readability. It is expected that the study and derivative recommendations will form the basis for deliberations and decisions at international conferences and meetings around the world on the theme of global space governance. This will hopefully include future discussion at the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319543635 20180213
Law Library (Crown)
x, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword / Ram S. Jakhu
  • In memory of Dr. Qizhi He / Jinyuan Su
  • What is NewSpace? / Charles Stotler
  • One small step for a man, one giant leap for my real estate broker : taking the next steps in space governance / John D. Rummel
  • Terrestrial legal considerations in asteroid and space mining activity : law and policy development / Susan L. Willshire
  • New ways forward in international regulation of the Protozone or sub-space / Joseph N. Pelton
  • "NewSpace" emerging perspectives for Earth observation and geographical information policy / Mukund Kadursrinivas Rao & K. R. Sridhara Murthi
  • Some legal aspects of private space stations / Ram S. Jakhu
  • From space station programmes to commercial habitation / Eric Dahlstrom
  • Risk management in the intermediate frontier : insurance for suborbital flight and hypersonic intercontinental transportation / Andrea J. Harrington
  • NewSpace, small satellites, and law : finding a balance between innovation, a changing space paradigm, and regulatory control / Steven Freedland
  • Satellite miniturisation : are new entrants about to threaten the existing space industry? / Lucien Rapp, Victor Dos Santos Paulino & Adriana Martin
  • "Due regard" in space activities : avoiding harmful contamination in the exploration and use of outer space / John D. Rummel
  • Legal framework for active debris removal / Ntorina Antoni
  • Space debris removal as a first step to realising a legal framework for space traffic management in outer space / Yu Takeuchi & Lauren Small-Pennefather
  • NewSpace tipping the balance of domestic liability regimes : a US perspective / Nathan A. Johnson
  • Future Indian (New)Space : contours of a national space policy that positions a new public-private regime / Mukund Kadursrinivas Rao, K. R. Sridhara Murthi & Baldev Raj
  • Legal framework challenges faced by developing countries as new customers of commercial space application / Rosa Yazdannejat & Younes Allagheband Hosseini
  • New extension of commercial space applications in India / Sanat Kaul
  • Commercial sattelites for military purposes / Bhupendra Jasani
  • A decade of convergance and technology acceleration in non-safety aeronautical mobile-satellite communications / Tare Brisibe.
"These chapters represent...current and future NewSpace activities, and the challenges of space law, policy, and regulation. In particular, they address existing and unresolved issues and problems, as well as those that will need to be confronted within the next decade, in order to allow a responsible use of space by all stakeholders, while integrating and facilitating the rise of NewSpace activities."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 390 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Yanal Abul Failat, Anél Ferreira-Snyman
  • Foreword / Steve Bennett
  • International law governing outer space activities / Christopher Daniel Johnson
  • National law governing outer space activities / Yun Zhao
  • European law governing outer space activities / Ntorina Antoni
  • Delimination of outer space and Earth orbits / Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto
  • Property and ownership in outer space / Wian Erlank
  • Military activities in outer space / Anél Ferreira-Snyman
  • Licensing private outer space activities / Yanal Abul Failat
  • Insuring outer space activities / Miguel Calvete
  • Regulation of artificial satellites / Christopher J. Newman
  • Regulation of remote sensing activities / Carlo Golda, Maria Elena De Maestri
  • Regulation of the space tourism sector / Yanal Abul Failat, Anél Ferreira-Snyman
  • The exploitation of natural resources in outer space / Philip De Man
  • Environmental responsibility for space debris / Anél Ferreira-Snyman
  • International trade aspects of outer space activities / Jasper Helder, Chiara C. Klaui, Thomas J. McCarthy, Brad Powell
  • Intellectual property law in the context of climate change / Sarah K. Germann, Anja N. Pecujlic
  • Evidence from space in cases before international courts and tribunals / Damian M. Bielicki
  • Dispute resolution / Nicholas Gould.
The potential use of space for military purposes has, since the end of the Second World War, been intrinsically linked to the development of space technology and space flight. The political relevance of outer space continues to be recognised by nations, and in particular the strategic benefit of Earth observation from outer space remains an important national security tool. However, because of the dual-use potential of many space applications, the distinction between the military and non-military uses of space is becoming increasingly blurred. The consequent potential for conflict between nations in order to protect their space assets is alarmingly clear. The outer space arena has, however, evolved to increasingly include non-state entities, which are becoming more and more involved in outer space activities. These activities currently comprise the use of satellites for navigation purposes, the transportation of supplies to the International Space Station and the offering of tourist flights into outer space. Today in all space-faring countries, the space industry contributes to national GDP and supports the labour force.It also serves as a catalyst for technological advancement and productivity growth, and has become an integral part of the day-to-day lives of people all around the world. The involvement of private actors in outer space has, however, given rise to a number of legal issues, including questions pertaining to liability, insurance and property rights in space. The current outer space treaties are to a large degree outdated and unable to deal with legal issues arising out of the military and commercial use of outer space. 'Outer Space Law: Legal Policy and Practice' is aimed at readers looking for a single title to understand the key issues relevant to the space sector, with an emphasis on the practical application of those issues. The book will be specifically relevant to legal practitioners, academics and state departments primarily working in the space arena, as well as to those in other related sectors such as IT and media, insurance and political science.Edited by Yanal Abul Failat, lawyer at the international law firm LXL LLP, and Professor Anel Ferreira-Snyman, a professor of law specialising in international space law at the University of South Africa, the book includes contributions by leading experts from space agencies, space venturers, lawyers, economists, insurers, academics and financiers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911078197 20180122
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 249 pages ; 24 cm
  • International space law and its implications for outer space activities
  • International intellectual property rights instruments and their implications for outer space activities
  • Patents in outer space
  • The application of copyright law to outer space activities
  • Intellectual property rights and private international law.
While outer space itself remains out of reach for most of us, the results of space activities and developments from space technology are becoming increasingly integrated in our daily lives. Recognising the importance of these technologies, this book explores how existing legal protection methods may be enforced if the unauthorised use takes place beyond conventional territorial borders in outer space. In this detailed and considered study, Tosaporn Leepuengtham examines the problems which may arise in terms of the protection of intellectual property rights in space activities under two national jurisdictions; the US and the UK. She explores the conflict between intellectual property law's scheme of private exclusive rights and the fundamental principle of space law, which is the common heritage of mankind. Furthermore, this book offers potential solutions to this conflict, including suggestions for best practice implementation of law and policy recommendations for balancing and better protecting the interest of rights holders and the public in space activities. Raising pertinent questions, it eloquently provides a springboard for future study. Novel and engaging, this book will appeal to scholars and students of intellectual property law and various related topics including patent and copyright law, space law, private international law and technology law. Government agencies, policy makers and officials, in particular those responsible for issuing and implementing law, regulations and policies governing space industry, will also find a wealth of knowledge herein.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785369612 20170502
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 154 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction / R. Venkata Rao and Kumar Abhijeet
  • Select tenents of space law as jus cogen / G.S. Sachdeva
  • Trends in outer space activities : legal and policy challenges / K.R. Sridhara Murthi and V. Gopalakrishnan
  • International space governance : challenges for the global space community / Eligar Sadeh
  • New laws for new space? : using law reform to drive commercial space initiatives / Melissa de Zwart
  • Commercial human space flight : adequacy of the international liability regime governing suborbital sapce tourists / Jessica Los Banos
  • Increasing militarization of space and normative responses / Dale Stephens
  • Scavenging of space objects for recycling / Martha Mejía-Kaiser
  • Towards a legal regime for the protection of space assets / Manimuthu Gandhi
  • Arms control in outer space : ASAT weapons / Kumar Abhijeet
  • European Space Policy Institute's comprehensive analysis on adopting new binding international norms regarding space activities / Anja Nakarada Pecujlic.
This book offers a compendium of diverse essays on emerging legal issues in outer space, written by experts in the field of Space Law from different parts of the globe. The book comprehensively addresses opportunities in space and the inevitable legal challenges that these space activities pose for mankind. It explores the increasing role of private sector in outer space, which calls for a review of policy and legislation; invites opinio juris from law scholars for ensuring the applicability of the Outer Space Treaty on all states without ratification and universal abidance with Space Law without demur; reflects upon the challenges for the global space community involved in implementing a more effective approach to international space governance; and considers the use of domestic laws, and the consequent need for legal reform, to encourage broader engagement with commercial space innovation. Further, the book delves into the adequacy of existing international liability regime to protect space tourists in the event of a space vehicle accidents; examines the increasing use of space for military activities and canvasses how International Law may apply to condition behaviour; highlights the challenges of scavenging space debris; calls for protections of space assets; touches upon the legal regime pertaining to ASAT and discusses other ways of creating normative instruments, which also come from other areas and use other methods. Given its comprehensive coverage of opportunities in space and the inevitable legal challenges that they pose, the book offers a valuable resource for students, researchers, academics and professionals including government officials, industry executives, specialists, and lawyers, helping them understand essential contemporary issues and developments in Space Law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811049255 20180312
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 368 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Sources and law-making processes relating to space activities / Cassandra Elizabeth Steer
  • Legal status of outer space and celestial bodies / Stephan Hobe and Kuan-Wei Chen
  • Legal status of spacecraft / Mark J. Sundahl
  • Liability for damage caused by space activities / Armel Kerrest and Caroline Thro
  • Control over activities harmful to the environment / Jinyuan Su
  • Settlement of disputes and resolution of conflicts / Tare Brisibe
  • Regulation of telecommunications by satellites : ITU and space services / Yvon Henri, Attila Matas, and Juliana Macedo Scavuzzi dos Santos
  • Regulation of remote sensing by satellites / Sa'id Mosteshar
  • Regulation of global navigation satellite systems / Michael Chatzipanagiotis and Konstantina Liperi
  • Space traffic management and space situational awareness / Rafael Moro-Aguilar and Steven A. Mirmina
  • Law and military uses of outer space / Setsuko Aoki
  • The intersection between space law and international human rights law / Steven Freeland and Ram S. Jakhu
  • Law relating to remote sensing : earth observation / Lesley Jane Smith and Catherine Doldirina
  • Law related to space transportation and spaceports / Michael Gerhard and Isabelle Reutzel
  • Regulation of navigational satellites in the United States / Andrea J. Harrington
  • Regulation of navigational satellites in Europe / Michael Chatzipanagiotis and Konstantina Liperi
  • Regulation of navigational satellites in the Russian Federation / Olga Volynskaya
  • Regulation of navigational satellites in China / Guoyu Wang
  • Regulation of navigational satellite in Japan / Souichirou Kozuka
  • Regulation of navigational satellites in India / Ranjana Kaul
  • Law related to intellectual property and transfer of technology / Yun Zhao
  • Commercial satellite programs / Henry R. Hertzfeld and Alexis M. Sainz.
This handbook is a reference work providing a comprehensive, objective and comparative overview of Space Law. The global space economy reached $330 billion in 2015, with a growth rate of 9% vis-a-vis the previous year. Consequently, Space Law is changing and expanding expeditiously, especially at the national level. More laws and regulations are being adopted by space-faring nations, while more countries are adapting their Space Laws and regulations related to activities in outer space. More regulatory bodies are being created, while more regulatory diversity (from public law to private law) is being instituted as increasing and innovative activities are undertaken by private entities which employ new technologies and business initiatives. At the international level, Space Law (both hard law and soft law) is expanding in certain areas, especially in satellite broadcast and telecommunications. The Routledge Handbook of Space Law summarises the existing state of knowledge on a comprehensive range of topics and aspires to set the future international research agenda by indicating gaps and inconsistencies in the existing law and highlighting emerging legal issues. Unlike other books on the subject, it addresses major legal aspects of particular space activities and issues, rather than providing commentary on or explanations about a particular Space Law treaty or national regulation. Drawing together contributions from leading academic scholars and practising lawyers from around the world, the volume is divided into three key parts: Part I: General Principles of International Space Law Part II: International Law of Space Applications Part III: National Regulation of Space Activities This handbook is both practical and theoretical in scope, and may serve as a reference tool to academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in Space Law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138807716 20170313
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 445 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Regulatory and contractual background
  • Formation of space insurance contracts
  • Content of space insurance contract
  • Performance of the space insurance contract.
"[This book] focuses on the legal aspects of space insurance, in the contractual context, analysing the theory of space risk insurance, as well as the insurance terms used in the market. Insurance related to outer space activities, has been around since the 1960s, but has become vastly more significant with the increased commercial use of satellites. In light of this increasing significance, this book offers...coverage, both practical and theoretical, of space insurance from an international law perspective."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xxvii, 181 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The importance of natural resources from space and key challenges
  • Transportation systems and targeting locations for space mining
  • Power and robotic systems for space mining operations
  • U.S. space exploration and planetary resources
  • Private sector space mining initiatives and policies in the United States
  • Space enterprises in Russia and the former Soviet Union
  • Activities in Europe, Canada and other western countries
  • Asian space programs : Japan, China and India
  • The international legal framework
  • National space laws and the exploitation of natural resources from space.
This book addresses the complex technical challenges presented by remote space mining in terms of robotics, remote power systems, space transport, IT and communications systems, and more. It also addresses the difficult oversight and regulatory issues that face states and non-state enterprises that would take on the perilous task of obtaining natural resources from the Moon and asteroids. An increasing number of countries are becoming involved in space-related activities that were previously carried out primarily by the United States and the USSR (now the Russian Federation). How these regulatory endeavors might be handled in international treaties, standards, codes of conduct or other means have become a truly international political issue. And there is yet another issue. In the past, space activities traditionally fell under the exclusive domain of government. But the last few years have seen the emergence of the private sector of "space entrepreneurs." This poses many challenges for the pre-existing governance regimes and state-based conceptions of international law. This book examines the adequacies and ambiguities in treaty provisions and national laws and in currently accepted practices involving the growing exploration and exploitation of space-based natural resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319392455 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
lviii, 203 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The international law framework for space cooperation
  • The relevance of national space legislation for regional Asian cooperation
  • How institutionalized Asian space cooperation could look
  • Final conclusions.
"This study aims to discuss the legal opportunities for establishing an institutionalized framework of space cooperation in Asia. There are two main steps to be undertaken in order to achieve the goal of the present study: in the first step, the national space regulations of the main Asian space countries are to be compared and analyzed, and the "model provisions" for promoting the cooperation of these Asian space countries are to be proposed by applying international standards. In the second step, legal measures to improve the cooperation activity of APSCO are proposed by way of comparison to the legal framework of ESA as well as analyzing the situation regarding the development of Asian space activities. Meanwhile, relevant legal measures for coordinating the programs of APSCO and APRSAF are proposed."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
217 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction and background
  • Awards
  • A message from Judge Tomka
  • A message from Judge Guillaume
  • A message from the IISL president
  • 1992 : year 1
  • 1993: year 2
  • 1994: year 3
  • 1995: year 4
  • 1996 : year 5
  • 1997 : year 6
  • 1998 : year 7
  • 1999 : year 8
  • 2000 : year 9
  • 2001 : year 10
  • 2002 : year 11
  • 2003 : year 12
  • 2004 : year 13
  • 2005 : year 14
  • 2006 : year 15
  • 2007 : year 16
  • 2008 : year 17
  • 2009 : year 18
  • 2010 : year 19
  • 2011 : year 20
  • 2012 : year 21
  • 2013 : year 22
  • 2014 : year 23
  • 2015 : year 24
  • 2016 : year 25.
This book celebrates 25 years of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition of the International Institute of Space Law. It contains information grouped by year, including summaries of the Problems, names of participating schools, winners, runners up, best memorial and best oralist winners and more. There are numerous photos showing the hard work of students, judges and organisers, as well as the Judges of the International Court of Justice who have honoured us with their presence through all these years. There are testimonials from numerous students, judges and sponsors of the competition that demonstrate the impact this competition has had on their life and work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462367159 20170502
Law Library (Crown)
xxix, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Small is beautiful? : legal challenges of small satellites / Irmgard Marboe
  • Legal aspects of solar power satellites / Ram S. Jakhu, Diane Howard, and Andrea J. Harrington
  • Prospects for the arbitration of disputes in public : private space projects / Tare Brisibe
  • Legal issues in China's future participation in the space protocol to the Cape Town Convention / Yun Zhao
  • Chinese space legislation : current situation and possible way forward / Fabio Tronchetti
  • Applying the jus in bello to military uses of outer space : a square peg in a round hole? / Steven Freeland
  • Outer space as private property and theater of war? / José Monserrat Filho
  • SETI and the IAA SETI Permanant Committee : past, present and possible future / Claudio Maccone
  • SETI, metalaw, and social media / Patricia Margaret Sterns and Leslie I. Tennen.
The law of outer space is rapidly evolving to adapt to changes in the economic drivers as well as advancements in technological capabilities. The contents of this book are a reflection of this changing environment as evidenced in the writings of the second and third generations of space lawyers. Theoretical aspects of space law are explored by chapters relating to fundamental concepts central to the corpus juris spatialis. Practical aspects of space law are probed by examinations into international and domestic regulation of commercial activities, with particular emphasis on African, Asian, and European perspectives. International policy considerations are scrutinized in relation to military uses of outer space. The scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is the subject of a concise history of the discipline vis-a-vis the role of the SETI Permanent Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and also of a study of the policy and other ramifications of social media in the event of the discovery of intelligent extraterrestrial beings. The book concludes with the republication of the seminal and highly influential Relations With Alien Intelligences The Scientific Basis of Metalaw by Dr. Ernst Fasan, first published in 1970. Scholar, author, and attorney Ernst Fasan was among the original space lawyers, a small, pioneering group of visionaries who recognized that the movement of man into space must be accomplished without the shackles of history and in an environment free from the threat of the use of space as an instrument of armed aggression. The influence of Dr. Fasan has extended beyond the international legal community to the broader scientific community, especially to the field of astrobiology, as he pursued groundbreaking investigations into what could be the ultimate in legal relationships - metalaw - the interaction of sentient beings from different planets. The contributors to this Liber Amicorum are among those who can trace their own work to the foundations of space law placed in part by Ernst Fasan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319270852 20160830
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Air space and outer space
  • The delimitation in discussion
  • Proposals
  • The "protozone"/"mesospace" situation
  • National legislation and comparative law
  • Towards a compromise
  • Final remarks.
With different countries ascribing to different theories of air space and outer space law, Dr. Bittencourt Neto proposes in this Brief a reassessment of the international law related to the extension of state territories vertically. Taking into consideration the vast number of proposals offered by scholars and diplomatic delegations on this subject matter, as well as the principles of comparative law, a compromise to allow for peaceful development is the only way forward. The author argues for setting the delimitation of the frontier between air space and outer space at 100 km above mean sea level through an international treaty. This would also regulate passage rights for space objects during launchings and reentries, as long as those space activities are peaceful, conducted in accordance with international law and respecting the sovereign interests of the territorial State. Continuing expansion of the commercial space industry and conflicting national laws require a stable and fair legal framework best adjudicated by the United Nations, instead of allowing a patchwork system to persist. The proper framework for developing such regulation is carefully discussed from all angles with a practical recommendation for policy-makers in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319166841 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
xxxvi, 1100 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The background and history of space law / Peter Jankowitsch
  • International space law / Frans von der Dunk
  • National space law / Irmgard Marboe
  • European space law / Frans von der Dunk
  • International organizations in space law / Frans von der Dunk
  • Legal aspects of the military uses of outer space / Fabio Tronchetti
  • Legal aspects of launch services and space transportation / Peter van Fenema
  • Legal aspects of satellite communications / Frans von der Dunk
  • Legal aspects of satellite remote sensing / Fabio Tronchetti
  • Legal aspects of satellite navigation / Lesley Jane Smith
  • Legal aspects of public manned spaceflight and space station operations / Carla Sharpe and Fabio Tronchetti
  • Legal aspects of private manned spaceflight / Frans von der Dunk
  • Environmental aspects of space activities / Lotta Viikari
  • Legal aspects of space resource utilization / Fabio Tronchetti
  • International trade aspects of space services / Frans von der Dunk
  • Financing space ventures / Mark J. Sundahl
  • Insurance in the context of space activities / Cécile Gaubert
  • Intellectual property rights in the context of space activities / Catherine Doldirina
  • Dispute resolution regarding space activities / Maureen Williams.
The Handbook of Space Law addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of activities in outer space and major space applications from a comprehensive and structured perspective. It fundamentally addresses the dichotomy between the state-oriented character of international space law and the increasing commercialization and privatization of space activities. The book focuses on international space law in the broadest sense of the word, not only including the UN-based space treaties and international customary (space) law, but also the many specialized regimes such as applicable to the international satellite organizations, the International Space Station, the international trade and the security-sensitive aspects of space technology exports, the financing of space ventures and environmental concerns. The novelty of this holistic approach to space law notably includes the profound and ever increasing commercialization of space activities and the attendant involvement of the private sector in such activities. This authoritative book thus presents a unique standard work of reference for anyone interested in studying or researching the legal and regulatory aspects of space activities and their major applications in depth. Offering the most comprehensive and holistic analysis on legal and regulatory aspects of space activities and major space applications to date this Handbook will be of particular interest to students at higher education of space law or more generally public international law; researchers (including JSD and PhD students) of space law; practitioners in major sectors of space activities or applications interested in the legal framework and aspects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781000359 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
iv, 42 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 256 p. ; 24 cm
  • Jus cogens of space law : a proposal
  • Astronauts as envoys of mankind in outer space : resolution of a dilemma
  • Space policy of India : a few pointers
  • India as vendor of space utilities to developing countries : an example in cooperation
  • International cooperation as core concept of space law : for diplomacy and confidence
  • Mining of asteroids : a legal analysis for effective governance
  • International code of conduct for activities in outer space : an exercise in futility
  • Annexure A: Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies
  • Annexure B: Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1979).
Law Library (Crown)