The Fundamental Principles of Space Law and the Relevance of International Law

in Stephan Hobe and Steven Freeland (Eds.), “In Heaven as on Earth? The Interaction of Public International Law on the Legal Regulation of Outer Space,” Institute of Air and Space Law, Cologne University, Cologne, Germany, 2013, pp. 29-30.

11 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2016

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Ram S. Jakhu

McGill University - Institute of Air and Space Law

Isavella Vasilogeorgi

Institute of Air and Space Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Abstract by B. Goswami: “In order to address the casually construed analogies between International Space Law and the International Law in general, this article refers and analyzes the Outer Space Treaty that comprises of fundamental principles of International Space Law. These principles are often misread or interpreted to draw corollary to the existing principles of International Law. While it is true that International Space Law is intricately and extensively linked to the General International Law, but by its very nature is distinct, thus, any direct borrowing and application of certain principles from the latter to international space law would lead to nothing but ambiguity and inconsistency in interpretation. In attempt to demarcate the specificities of International Space Law to that of International Law, each fundamental principle is studied and commented on carefully.”

Suggested Citation

Jakhu, Ram S. and Vasilogeorgi, Isavella, The Fundamental Principles of Space Law and the Relevance of International Law (2013). in Stephan Hobe and Steven Freeland (Eds.), “In Heaven as on Earth? The Interaction of Public International Law on the Legal Regulation of Outer Space,” Institute of Air and Space Law, Cologne University, Cologne, Germany, 2013, pp. 29-30.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2801378

Ram S. Jakhu (Contact Author)

McGill University - Institute of Air and Space Law ( email )

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Isavella Vasilogeorgi

Institute of Air and Space Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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