The Development of International Norms to Enhance Space Security Law in an Asymetric World

2009 Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law, p. 153, 2010

7 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2011

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P. J. Blount

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; University of Mississippi - School of Law

Date Written: October 7, 2009

Abstract

Space security is becoming an increasing important and challenging issue for the international space law. This paper discusses how, in lieu of hard international norms found in the form of treaties, custom, and adjudicatory decisions, soft international law norms are being developed. This is attributable to the emerging organization of space activities in which States have asymmetric interest. To cope with this law is evolving through the development of soft norms both through the international incidents methodology and through the development of political agreements.

Keywords: Space Law, Security, International Law

Suggested Citation

Blount, P. J., The Development of International Norms to Enhance Space Security Law in an Asymetric World (October 7, 2009). 2009 Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law, p. 153, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1780534 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1780534

P. J. Blount (Contact Author)

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University of Mississippi - School of Law ( email )

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