Sorting out Self-Defense in Space: Understanding the Conflicting Views on Self-Defense in the EU Code of Conduct
in Maria Manoli & Sandy Belle Habchi, eds. Monograph Series IV - Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law (Montreal: McGill University IASL)
Posted: 3 Jun 2019
Date Written: 2018
This chapter examines the reasons for the failure of the 2014 negotiations on the European Code of Conduct for space activities. If focuses, specifically, on the differing conceptions regarding the right to self-defense and how those conception created a divide among the parties to the negotiations. The chapter asserts that the inclusion of the right of self-defense in the text of the Code of Conduct created a critical barrier to substantive negotiations and was a major factor in the failure to make prgress on the EU Code of Conduct.
Keywords: Space Law, Use of Force, Self-Defense
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