The Emergence of National Space Law
36 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2015
Date Written: November 18, 2015
The article provides a comprehensive outline and comparative analysis of national space statutes that have been adopted by various space-faring States around the world. The article identifies several common components of national space law, such as provisions dealing with licensing, registration of space objects and third party liability insurance. It concludes by noting that national space laws are an important means not only to regulate space activities to ensure the protection of a State’s citizens from damage or injury, but also to limit the burden of exposure to risks so as to foster the development of private space activities.
Keywords: Space Law; national legislation; licensing and registration of space objects; insurance; regulation
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