Routledge Handbook of Space Law

Routledge Handbook of Space Law
Routledge Handbook of Space Law
Jakhu, R
Routledge Cavendish

This Handbook is a prestigious reference work providing a comprehensive, objective and comparative overview of space law.

Space law is changing and expanding fast, especially at national level. More laws and regulations are being adopted and adapted 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 with increasing and innovative activities being 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, including satellite telecommunications, international trade, space security and sustainability.

The Routledge Handbook of Space Lawsummarises the existing state of knowledge on a comprehensive range of topics and will try 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 legal aspects (irrespective of their source) applicable to particular activities (applications) 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 practising lawyers from around the world, the volume is divided into three key parts:-

  • Part I: General Principles of International Space Law
  • Part II: International Law of Space Applications
  • Part III: National Regulation of Space Activities

This Handbook is both practical and theoretical in scope, and will be a vital reference tool to academics, professionals and policy makers with an interest in space law.

Subjects: Air and Space Law Contents: Part I: General Principles of International Space Law 1. Introduction and Factual Background 2. Sources and Law-Making Process Relating to Space Activities3. Legal Status of Outer Space and Celestial Bodies 4. Legal Status of Spacecraft 5. Legal Controls Governing the Use of Outer Space 6. Settlement of Space Law Disputes
Part II: International Law of Space Applications 7. Regulation of Telecommunications by Satellites 8. Regulation of Remote Sensing by Satellites 8. Regulation of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) 9. Legal Regime Governing Manned Space Activities (i.e. Space Stations and Human Space Travel) 10. Law and Military Uses of Outer Space
Part III: National Regulation of Space Activities 11. Introduction, Factual Background and Sources of National Space Laws12. Law Related to Satellite Telecommunications (including Satellite Broadcasting) 13. Law Related to Remote Sensing-Earth Observation (including Matters Related to Meteorological Services and Space-System-Based Disaster Management Support) 14. Law Related to Space Transportation and Spaceports 15. Law and Navigational Satellite Systems 16. Law Related to Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology 17. Law and Space Finance, Contracts , Insurance etc.

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