Capacity Building in Space Law and Space Policy

Space Research 44, 1051-1054, 2009

4 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2014

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Ram S. Jakhu

McGill University - Institute of Air and Space Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

A high level of expertise in space policy and law is required to initiate and keep pace with the expansion of space activities, including those undertaken by the private space industry. Space activities generally refer to those undertakings that are carried out with the use of several technologies for the exploration and utilization of outer space often for scientific, military, economic and social proposes within international and national policy and regulatory frameworks. Space policies and legal regimes determine the scope, nature, pace, possibility and development of space undertakings. Therefore, appropriate space policies and regulatory regimes, both at the international and national levels, are indispensable for the initiation, operation and enhancement of space activities. There are various regulatory models and approaches for regulating space activities, and for building capacity in space law and space policy. It is imperative to have the appropriate human resources and capabilities in the development and implementation of space policies and space legal regimes. This crucial requirement has been well recognized in the more advanced space-faring nations, but not to the same level in other space-faring or space-aspiring nations.

Keywords: Capacity building; Space law; Space policy

Suggested Citation

Jakhu, Ram S., Capacity Building in Space Law and Space Policy (2009). Space Research 44, 1051-1054, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2524425

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