Studies in International Space Law

Hardcover | November 1, 1997

byBin Cheng

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This book consists of a collection of studies in international space law by a leading authority in international law, air law, and space law. Those that have been previously published are thoroughly revised and updated. Publication coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the first evermultilateral treaty on outer space, which established an agreed international legal framework for the exploration and use of outer space. The books twenty-six articles examine the major developments and issues of the law governing human activities in space, ranging from television broadcasts, the regulation of space junk, and the governance of State activities on the moon to the legal status of astronauts, the nationality ofspacecraft, and arms control. Articles also examine the effect and influence of UN Treaties in this area. The author has, in his examination of this exciting branch of the law, drawn from it valuable lessons for the future development of international law in general.

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This book consists of a collection of studies in international space law by a leading authority in international law, air law, and space law. Those that have been previously published are thoroughly revised and updated. Publication coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the first evermultilateral treaty on outer space, which estab...

Bin Cheng is Emeritus Professor of Air and Space Law at University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:866 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.69 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198257309

ISBN - 13:9780198257301

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AbbreviationsTable of CasesIntroductionPART I: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SPACE LAW1. In the Beginning: the International Geophysical Year2. International Law and High Altitude Flights: Balloons, Rockets and Man-Made Satellites3. From Air Law to Space Law4. International Cooperation and Control: From Atoms to Space5. The Extraterrestrial Application of International LawPART II: THE UNITED NATIONS AND OUTER SPACE6. The United Nations and Outer Space7. United Nations Resolutions on Outer Space: `Instant' International Customary Law?8. The United Nations and the Development of International Law Relating to Outer SpacePART III: UNITED NATIONS TREATIES ON OUTER SPACE9. The 1967 Space Treaty10. The 1968 Astronauts Agreement11. The 1972 Convention on international Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects12. The Moon Treaty: Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and other Celestial Bodies within the Solar System other than the EarthPART IV: OUTER SPACE, ASTRONAUTS AND SPACE OBJECTS13. Outer Space: The International Legal Framework -The International Legal Status of Outer Space, Space Objects and Spacemen14. The Legal Regime of Airspace and Outer Space: The Boundary Problem. Functionalism versus Spatialism: The Major Premisses15. The Legal Status of Astronauts16. Legal Status of Spacecraft, Satellites and Space Objects17. Nationality for Spacecraft?18. Definitional Issues in Space Law; `Space Objects', 'Astronauts' and Related ExpressionsPART V: MILITARY USE OF OUTER SPACE19. Definition Issues in Space Law: The `Peaceful Use' of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies20. The Military Use of Outer Space and International LawPART VI: COMMERCIAL USES OF OUTER SPACE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW21. Communication Satellites22. Legal and Commercial Aspects of Data Gathering by Remote Sensing23. International Responsibility and Liability for Launch Activities24. International Responsibility and Liability of States for National Activities in Outer Space, Especially by Non-Governmental Entities25. The Commercial Development of Space: The Need for New TreatiesEpilogue: The Contribution of Air and Space Law to the Development of International LawAppendices

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"the book is the fruit of forty years of logical thinking...It is a history f a lifetime devoted to covering - and creating - a new branch of international law." Dr Lubos Perek in Journal of Space Law, Vol. 26 (1998)