This contributed volume addresses the future development of space law in light of our ever-growing space activities, the multiplicity of new space actors and the challenges posed by novel space technologies. Unlike existing space law literature, it sets its sights on the future, envisaging how space law could and should evolve in coming decades. Written by experienced professors, academics and practitioners in the field, this edited volume constitutes a valuable tool for understanding the current state of space law, the challenges it is called upon to address and the new phase it is about to enter. In addition, this book initiates a discussion de lege ferenda, addressing the letter and spirit of space law in the world of modern and future space activities. These papers were presented at "The Space Treaties at Crossroads: Considerations de lege ferenda," held on August 28 to 29, 2015, in Athens, Greece. The conference was jointly organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University.
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Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Chapter 1: Positive Space Law and Privatization of Outer Space: Fundamental Antinomies Chapter 2: Interpreting the UN Space Treaties as the Basis for a Sustainable Regime of Space Resource Exploitation Chapter 3: The Effectiveness and Applicability of the Moon Agreement in the 21st Century: Will there be a Future? Chapter 4: The Interplay between Space Law and International Investment Law: Local Equity Requirements as a Model for Standards of Global Action in the Uses of Outer Space Chapter 5: From Little Things, Big Things Grow: How Should We Regulate the Commercial Utilization of Small Satellite Technology? Chapter 6: Using space objects in orbit as transaction objects: Issues of liability and registration de lege lata and de lege ferenda Chapter 7: Is the launching State the only "appropriate State" to register a space object? Change of registry in case of change of ownership Chapter 8: From Sea to Outer Space and back. Political, Economic and Environmental Considerations for Ocean-Based Space Launching Activities Chapter 9: Judicial Settlement of Space - Related Disputes: Sovereignty's Final Fetters Chapter 10: The Legacy of the Dinosaurs: Regulation of Planetary Defence and Near Earth Objects at a Global Level Chapter 11: Legal Challenges of the New Space Race to Mars - Proposal for the Use of a Three Tier Legal Framework Chapter 12: The consolidation of the five UN Space Treaties into one comprehensive and modernized Law of Outer Space Convention: towards a Global Space Organization.
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