An Introduction to Space Law

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Kluwer Law International, Oct 14, 1999 - Law - 266 pages
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Published in the same format as its predecessor, An Introduction to Air Law, The author was inspired by similar motives to produce this practical volume on space law. Although several handbooks on space law have been on the market for quite some time, a publication giving a more concise and yet comprehensive picture was sorely needed. In this book, students, lawyers, and also corporate organizations will find a useful orientation and guidance concerning the legal problems and practical consequences emanating from the main space treaties. With the commercialisation of outer space activities developing at great pace, vital operations like remote sensing and telecommunications have been specially highlighted. In addition, The very latest developments on this subject have been closely monitored to provide you with the most updated information. For those interested in more profound studies, extensive documentation has also been included. This second printing has been extended and adapted to new developments.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
B Principles and definitions
3
Customary law
10
International Organizations
13
Chapter IIThe Boundaries of Outer Space
17
B Earth Orbits
21
The Space Law Conventions
25
A THE SPACE TREATY OF 1967
26
Settlement of Disputes
147
Concluding Note
149
Trends in Case Law
151
Appalachian Insurance Co v McDonnell Douglas
153
Hughes Galaxy Inc v US Government
154
American Satellite Co v US Government
155
Martin Marietta Corporation v International Telecommunication Satellite Organization Intelsat
156
Transpace Carriers US Government
157

Article I in Conjunction with Article HI
27
ArticlelV
28
Articles VI VII VIII
30
ArticleX
32
Articles XIIIXVII
33
The Liability convention of 1972
37
Grounds for Liability
39
Joint Liability Articles IV V and VI
40
Compensation for Damage
41
Exception to the Principle of Total Compensation
42
International Organizations
45
The Registration Convention of 1975
46
Exploitation and Use of Outer Space
55
Environmental Issues
127
Damage Caused by Harmful Contamination and Harmful Interference
135
Damage to the Ozone Layer
136
Damage Caused by Solar Satellites
137
Preserving Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes
139
B Verification
142
The Netherlands Antillesv Antilles Communications N V
158
Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice v George Herbert Walker Bush
159
B Comments
160
Annexes
163
Space Treaty 1967
167
Rescue Agreement 1968
173
Liability Convention 1972
181
Registration Convention 1975
189
Moon Agreement 1979
195
Direct Broadcasting Principles 1982
209
Remote Sensing Principles 1986
211
Nuclear Power Source Principles 1992
217
Developing Countries Resolution 1996
227
Bibliography
231
Bibliographies
233
Books and Articles
234
Index
255
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