Studies in space law ; volume15. International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2019, ISBN ; 9789004390843.
Is international law equipped to tackle the challenges posed by the dramatic increase in disasters? In Disaster Management and International Space Law Diego Zannoni attempts to answer this crucial question through an analysis of the main legal issues involved, addressing both prevention and relief, with a special focus on major space applications such as remote sensing and telecommunications, and the attendant specific legal regimes. It is argued that, when lives of human beings are in danger, territorial sovereignty becomes, to a certain extent, porous and bends in front of the value of human life and the urgent need to rescue. On the other hand, specific obligations were identified to cooperate in the prevention and management of disasters, particularly in terms of data sharing.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index.
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Front Matter Copyright Page Dedication Foreword Acronyms Introduction Disaster Prevention Humanitarian Assistance in the Wake of Disasters The Operation of Satellites and the Consent of the Underlying State Remote Sensing and Disaster Management Telecommunications and Disaster Management Final Remarks Back Matter Bibliography Index.