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The Ultimate Space Law Collection


This Series cover all main topics on space law in an international, regional and national level. The first part contains primarily the five international legal instruments, namely the Outer Space Treaty, the Rescue Agreement, the Liability Convention, the Registration Convention and the Moon Agreement. Moreover, it includes the most important declarations and principles as well as relevant Resolutions of the General Assembly. In order to facilitate the convenient use of this work, many instrument keyword headings have been added in the margin, besides the articles, principles and paragraphs. The same keyword headings have been have been applied as consistently as possible throughout the different instruments. The second part examines the national space laws of each space-faring country. The term “Space Law” refers to the body of international and national laws and customs governing human activities in outer space. For the past half century, the majority of outer space operations have been conducted by government agencies. We now, however, stand at the precipice of a new era in spaceflight. Following the retirement of the Space Shuttle, private companies are preparing to assume many of the missions traditionally undertaken by governments and to open outer space to the general public. At the same time, questions of ownership and commercialization, environmental protection, as well as peaceful and equitable use of outer space, are rising. As space activities grow, space law will have to face new challenges.

Overview of the Collection:

The main-volumes 

Volume Number Title
1 The Treaties and Declarations
2 National Space Legislation-Part I
2.1 National Space Legislation-Part II
3.1 The United Nations Involvement in the Protection of Space and Law; Part 1
3.2 The United Nations Involvement in the Protection of Space and Law; Part 2
3.3 The United Nations Involvement in the Protection of Space and Law; Part 3
3.4 The United Nations Involvement in the Protection of Space and Law; Part 4
3.5 The United Nations Involvement in the Protection of Space and Law; Part 5
3.6 The United Nations Involvement in the Protection of Space and Law; Part 6
4.1 The European Union Part 1
4.2 The European Union Part 2