Space Law

Space Law

By: Professor Francis Lyall (author), Mr. Paul B. Larsen (author)Hardback

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The opening of space to exploration and use has had profound effects on society. Remote sensing by satellite has improved meteorology, land use and the monitoring of the environment. Satellite television immediately informs us visually of events in formerly remote locations, as well as providing many entertainment channels. World telecommunication facilities have been revolutionised. Global positioning has improved transport. This book examines the varied elements of public law that lie behind and regulate the use of space. It also makes suggestions for the development and improvement of the law, particularly as private enterprise plays an increasing role in space.

About Author

Professor Lyall is Emeritus Professor of Public Law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Paul B. Larsen is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, USA.


Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Part I The Problems of Modern Technology and International Law: Views from the bench: thoughts on science, technology and world law, Manfred Lachs. Part II The Development of Space Law: International law and activities in space, C. Wilfred Jenks; Legal problems of outer space, Alex Meyer; Fundamental questions of outer space law, John Cobb Cooper. Part III Sources of Space Law: Consensus decision-making by the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Eilene Galloway; The role of United Nations Declarations of Principles in the progressive development of space law, Vladimir Kopal; UN General Assembly resolutions and outer space law, Andrei D. Terekhov; Custom as a source of international law of outer space, Vladlen S. Vereshchetin and Gennady M. Danilenko . Part IV The Boundary Question: The question of defining outer space, Vladimir Kopal. Part V The UN Space Treaties: The evolution of the Outer Space Treaty, Paul G. Dembling and Daniel M. Arons; Legal aspects of outer space: recent developments, J.F. McMahon; The treaty on rescue and return of astronauts and space objects, Paul G. Dembling and Daniel M. Arons; International liability for damage caused by space objects, Carl Q. Christol; Change of ownership, change of registry? which objects to register, what data to be furnished, when and until when?, Kay-Uwe HA rl and Julian Hermida; The 1979 Moon Agreement: where is it today?, Carl Q. Christol. Part VI Space Law in Application: Space debris and international law, N. Jasentuliyana; Launching spacecraft from the sea and the outer space treaty: the sea launch project, Armel Kerrest; Future protocol on security interests in space assets, Paul B. Larsen; Space for rent: the international telecommunications union, space law, and orbit/spectrum leasing, Jannat C. Thompson; On the privatisation of INTELSAT, Francis Lyall; Liability for global navigation satellite services: a comparative analysis of GPS and Galileo, Frans G. von der Dunk; Cultural lag and the international law of remote sensing, Susan M. Jackson; Space technology and international cooperation - the role of intellectual property, A.M. Balsano; Law of armed conflict (LOAC) and the neutralisation of satellites or ius in bello satellitis, Michel BourbonniAre; Using extraterrestial resources under the moon agreement of 1979, Stephen E. Doyle; Metalaw and relations with intelligent beings revisited, P.M. Sterns; Name index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780754624561
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 598
  • ID: 9780754624561
  • weight: 1111
  • ISBN10: 0754624560

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