Studies in space law ; 12. International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2017, ISBN ; 9789004328044.
In State Accountability for Space Debris Peter Stubbe examines the legal consequences of space debris pollution which, he argues, is a global environmental concern. The study finds that the customary 'no harm' rule and Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty obligate States to prevent the generation of debris and that the international community as a whole has a legitimate interest in their compliance. A breach of these obligations entails the responsibility of a State and compensation must be provided for damage caused by space debris. The author treats responsibility and liability separately and thoroughly scrutinizes both legal regimes with the help of common analytical elements. Finally, Peter Stubbe argues that a comprehensive traffic management system is required so as to ensure the safe and sustainable use of outer space.
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Front Matter Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: The Space Debris Environment Chapter 2: The Applicable Accountability Law: Responsibility and Liability Distinguished Chapter 3: Obligations of Space Debris Mitigation Chapter 4: The Elements of State Responsibility and Space Debris Chapter 5: The Elements of State Liability and Space Debris Chapter 6: Study Results and Perspectives on Further Regulation Conclusion Annex: Regulatory Proposal for a Space Sustainability Convention.
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Print version: Stubbe, Peter, (Jurist), author. State accountability for space debris Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2017