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Studies in International Space Law

Bin Cheng

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book consists of a collection of studies in international space law. Those that have been previously published are revised and updated. Publication coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of ... More


Outer Space: The International Legal Framework—the International Legal Status of Outer Space, Space Objects, and Spacemen

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Space law, as it now exists, is not an independent legal system. It is merely a functional classification of those rules of international law and of municipal law relating to outer space, natural or ... More


The Legal Regime of Airspace and Outer Space: the Boundary Problem Functionalism versus Spatialism: the Major Premises

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter goes back to the very fundamentals of international law in the hope that this will enable us to understand better the major premises of both spatialism and functionalism, and thus to see ... More


Sovereignty and Space: When and Where Shall the Twain Meet?

Frans Von Der Dunk

in State, Sovereignty, and International Governance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199245383
eISBN:
9780191697456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245383.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter investigates the role sovereignty plays in outer space. Contrary to what is often believed, sovereignty does play a role, although no state can claim sovereign rights over any part of ... More


Norm Setting and Transparency and Confidence-Building in Space Governance

Theresa Hitchens

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Governance of the use of space, both at the national and the international level, is complicated. Because most countries in the world have been reticent over the last thirty years to negotiate new ... More


United Nations Resolutions on Outer Space: ‘Instant’ International Customary Law?

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The General Assembly of the United Nations has no legislative power. Nevertheless, two of its resolutions on outer space, resolution 1721A (XVI) of 20 December 1961 and resolution 1962 (XVIII) of 13 ... More


The Military Use of Outer Space and International Law

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the legality of using outer space for military purposes under both general international law and relevant international agreements. It covers relevant rules of general ... More


The United Nations and Outer Space

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides from the legal point of view a general survey of the work of the United Nations in the space field, as well as an examination of certain related and very specific issues and ... More


Rights in Airspace and Outer Space

John G Sprankling

in The International Law of Property

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199654543
eISBN:
9780191747946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654543.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Private International Law

This chapter explores property rights in airspace, outer space, and related items. Although each state has sovereignty over its territorial airspace, overflight rights and tradable emissions ... More


The Moon Treaty: Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and other Celestial Bodies within the Solar System other than the Earth

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter details the events leading up to the ratification of the 1979 Moon Treaty. The Agreement is perhaps one of the most poorly drafted among the five treaties that have emanated from the ... More


Global Commons: Can They Be Managed?

A. L. Hollick and R. N. Cooper

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter discusses the global commons and attempts to answer the question of their manageability. The chapter states that the term resource implies either realized or potential scarcity which ... More


African Space

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During his final years in Chicago, Sun Ra fully took on the role of leader of a musical collective exploring other worlds—utopian spaces where ancient and future, home and abroad, might creatively ... More


The Rule of Law in Outer Space: A Call for an International Outer Space Authority

Icho Kealotswe-Matlou

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Different approaches must be adopted in the governance of outer space if the rule of law is to be enforced. As international institutions and committees engage on a variety of international space ... More


The Legal Challenge of Arms Control in Space

Jinyuan Su

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

The research and development, testing, production, storage, and deployment of antisatellite weapons (ASATs) is limited directly by the law of space arms control and indirectly by the law of ... More


Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Peter Redfield

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Rockets roar into space—bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites—from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. This book draws ... More


The Legality of Keep-Out, Operational, and Safety Zones in Outer Space

Matthew Stubbs

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines situations in which, as an exception to the general principle of the freedom of exploration and use of outer space by all States, a State might legally be permitted to declare a ... More


The Politics of the Space Age

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the politics that surround human space activity. Space opened a vast new frontier for international law as it started out as an ungoverned environment without rules. During the ... More


Peaceful Purposes for the Benefit of All Mankind: The Ethical Foundations of Space Security

P.J. Blount

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that the Outer Space Treaty contains, in addition to its legal content, ethical content. The chapter then analyzes the text of the treaty to reveal this ethical content and ... More


Diplomacy: The Missing Ingredient in Space Security

Paul Meyer

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

A disturbing trend in the contemporary approaches of States to space security has been the decline in diplomacy and the consideration of diplomatic options to achieve national security goals. The ... More


Superpower Restraints, Planetary Security, and Earth Identity

Daniel Deudney

in Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A third, often-overlooked, space agenda, the Clarke-Sagan and Whole Earth Security programs, aims to close the gap between the territorial state system and technologies and spaces of planetary scope ... More


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