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Routledge Handbook of Space Law

Edited by: Ram S. Jakhu , Paul Stephen Dempsey

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138807716
eBook ISBN: 9781315750965
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613732

10.4324/9781315750965
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Book description

This handbook is a reference work providing a comprehensive, objective and comparative overview of Space Law.

The global space economy reached $330 billion in 2015, with a growth rate of 9 per cent vis-à-vis the previous year. Consequently, Space Law is changing and expanding expeditiously, especially at the national level. More laws and regulations are being adopted by space-faring nations, while more countries are adapting their Space Laws and regulations related to activities in outer space. More regulatory bodies are being created, while more regulatory diversity (from public law to private law) is being instituted as increasing and innovative activities are undertaken by private entities which employ new technologies and business initiatives. At the international level, Space Law (both hard law and soft law) is expanding in certain areas, especially in satellite broadcasting and telecommunications.

The Routledge Handbook of Space Law summarises the existing state of knowledge on a comprehensive range of topics and aspires to set the future international research agenda by indicating gaps and inconsistencies in the existing law and highlighting emerging legal issues. Unlike other books on the subject, it addresses major international and national legal aspects of particular space activities and issues, rather than providing commentary on or explanations about a particular Space Law treaty or national regulation.

Drawing together contributions from leading academic scholars and practicing lawyers from around the world, the volume is divided into five key parts:

• Part I: General Principles of International Space Law

• Part II: International Law of Space Applications

• Part III: National Regulation of Space Activities

• Part IV: National Regulation of Navigational Satellite Systems

• Part V: Commercial Aspects of Space Law

This handbook is both practical and theoretical in scope, and may serve as a reference tool to academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in Space Law.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Sources and law-making processes relating to space activities Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Legal status of outer space and celestial bodies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Legal status of spacecraft Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Liability for damage caused by space activities Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Control over activities harmful to the environment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Settlement of disputes and resolution of conflicts Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Regulation of telecommunications by satellites Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Regulation of remote sensing by satellites Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Regulation of global navigation satellite systems Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Space traffic management and space situational awareness Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Law and military uses of outer space Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The intersection between space law and international human rights law  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Law relating to remote sensing – Earth observation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Law related to space transportation and spaceports Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Regulation of navigational satellites in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Regulation of navigational satellites in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Regulation of navigational satellites in the Russian Federation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Regulation of navigational satellites in China Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Regulation of navigational satellites in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Regulation of navigational satellites in India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Law related to intellectual property and transfer of technology  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Commercial satellite programs Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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