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Annals of Air and Space Law: Vol. XXX- 2 (2004)

Avant-propos

Preface

In Celebration – Ivan Vlasic

I. SPACE LAW INSTRUMENTS

  • SPACE LAW TREATIES:
    • (A) Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, opened for signature at Moscow, London and Washington, on 27 January 1967 [Outer Space Treaty]

      List of Parties

      (B) Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, opened for signature at Washington, London and Moscow on 22 April 1968 [Rescue Agreement]

      List of Parties

      (C) Convention on the International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects, opened for signature at London, Moscow and Washington on 29 March 1972 [Liability Convention]

      List of Parties

      (D) Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, at New York, on 12 November 1974 [Registration Convention]

      List of Parties

      (E) Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies [Moon Agreement]

      List of Parties

    • UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO OUTER SPACE:

        (B) Principles Governing the Use by States of Artificial Earth Satellites for International Direct Television Broadcasting [Resolution 37/92 of 10 December 1982]

        (C) Principles Relating to Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space [Resolution 41/65 of 3 December 1986]

        (D) Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space [Resolution 47/68 of 14 December 1992]

        (E) Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space the Benefit and in the Interest of All States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries [Resolution 51/122 of 13 December 1996]

        (F) International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space [Resolution 59/116 of 25 January 2005]

        (G) Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space [Resolution 59/65 of 17 December 2004]

        (H) Application of the Concept of the “Launching State” [Resolution 59/115 of 25 January 2005]

    • OTHER INTERNATIONAL SPACE LAW INSTRUMENTS:

        List of Parties

        (B) Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme -Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite, done on 21 May 1974, at Brussels [Brussels Convention]

        List of Parties

        (C) Convention on the Transfer and Use of Data of Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space, opened for signature in Moscow on 19 May 1978

        List of Parties

        (D) European Convention Relating to Questions on Copyright Law and Neighboring Rights in the Framework of Transfrontier Broadcasting by Satellite (1994), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 11 May 1994

        List of Parties

        (E) Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union, done at Geneva, on 22 December 1992, as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto 1994), by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis 1998), and by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakesh 2002) (selected provisions)

        (F) Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, done at Geneva, on 22 December 1992, as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto 1994), by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis 1998), and by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakesh 2002) (selected provisions)

        List of ITU Member States

        (G) International Radio Regulations as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) and subsequently revised and adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1997), the World Radiocommunication Conference (Istanbul, 2000), and the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2003) (selected provisions)

    • MULTILATERAL AND BILATERAL AGREEMENTS GOVERNING SPACE ACTIVITIES

        (B) Agreement among the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States of America on Technology Safeguards associated with the Launch by Russia of US Licensed Spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (26 January 1999)

        (C) Multilateral Agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the United States of America on Technology Safeguards Associated with US Participation in launches from the Alcantara Spaceport (18 April 2000)

        (D) Agreement between the French Government and the European Space Agency concerning the Guiana Space centre (29 November 1993) (selected provisions)

        (E) Memorandum of Agreement on Liability for Satellite Launches Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of China (17 December 1988)

        (F) Disintegration of COSMOS 954 over Canadian territory in 1978: Protocol between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

        (G) Resolution of the Council of the European Space Agency on the Agency’s Legal Liability (ESA/C/XXII/Res.3, 13 December 1977)

    • II. SPACE SECURITY INDEX

        (A) Introduction

        (B) Executive Summary Sommaire Executif

        (C) Chapter 1: The Space Environment

        (D) Chapter 2: Space Security Laws, Policies, and Doctrines

        (E) Chapter 3: Civil Space Programs and Global Utilities

        (F) Chapter 4: Commercial Space

        (G) Chapter 5: Space Support for Terrestrial Military Operations

        (H) Chapter 6: Space Systems Protection

        (I) Chapter 7: Space Systems Negation

        (J) Chapter 8: Space-Based Strike Weapons

        (K) Annex A: Methodology

        (L) Annex B: Expert Participation

        (M) Acronyms

    • III. STUDIES AND REPORTS ON SPACE LAW

        (A)Background Paper: “Peaceful” and Military Uses of Outer Space: Law and Policy

        (B)Policy and Legislative Options Regarding Possible Deployment of Further Military Capabilities in Outer Space

        (C)Report on the Proceedings of the International and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Militarization of Space, September 23-24, 2004, McGill University, Montreal, Canada