Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space

Harvard National Security Journal, 2012

22 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2014

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P. J. Blount

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

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper analyzes how the international humanitarian law applies to the targetting of space objects as military objects. It explores the spectrum of possible types from military to commercial to satellites run by international organizations. The analysis used is primarily from an international law perspective, but United States military targetting procedures are also explored.

Keywords: space law, international law, international humanitarian law, space security

Suggested Citation

Blount, P. J., Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space (2012). Harvard National Security Journal, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2387318

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University of Mississippi - School of Law ( email )

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