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AuthorCsabafi, Imre Anthony. author
TitleThe Concept of State Jurisdiction in International Space Law [electronic resource] : A Study in the Progressive Development of Space law in the United Nations / by Imre Anthony Csabafi
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1971
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Descript XXVIII, 197 p. online resource


Dr. Csabafi in his clearly and concisely written book sets out to confront the most pressing jurisdictional problems arising from the exploration and use of outer space, problems which the authors of the Outer Space Treaty of 27th January, 1967, have not attempted to solve. He has recognized that in view of the lack of sufficient knowledge of techยญ nological capabilities present and anticipated of the utilization of outer space and its political, economic and social implications, the time is not yet ripe for the elaboration of specific rules to govern most of the highly comยญ plex issues in this context. Apart from the lack of sufficient knowledge and experience, the achieveยญ ment of a consensus on rules regarding jurisdiction in outer space is further hampered by the strongly divergent interpretations of the fundamental prinยญ ciples of the Outer Space Treaty namely the principle of freedom of outer space for exploration and use and the principle of non-appropriation of outer space. In various parts of his study Dr. Csabafi has, on the basis of a thorough study of the preparatory work of the Outer Space Treaty, exยญ pressed his views on the meaning of these principles


I Introduction -- I. The Attitude of theInstitut de Droit International -- II. The Attitude of the International Law Association -- III. The Attitude of the David Davies Memorial Institute -- II The Legal Basis of the Progressive Development in the United Nations of the Concept of State Jurisdiction in International Space Law -- I. The Principle of Applicability of International Law to Space Activities -- II. The Concept of State Jurisdiction in Public International Law -- III The Progressive Development of Certain Legal Principles Governing the Exercise of State Jurisdiction in Outer Space and on celestial Bodies -- I. The Competence of the United Nations -- II. The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the UNCOPUOS -- III. The Sessions of the Legal Sub-Committee of the UNCOPUOS -- IV The Lex Lata Regarding the Exercise of State Jurisdiction in Outer Space -- I. The โ{128}{156}Sourcesโ{128}{157} -- II. The Effect of Article VIII of the Space Treaty on the Concept of State Jurisdiction -- III. The Legal Basis of State Jurisdiction in Space Law -- V Observations de lege Ferenda -- I. A Proposal: The Concept of โ{128}{156}Functional Jurisdictionโ{128}{157} -- II. Reflections on the Jurisdictional Aspects of the Establishment of a Canadian Domestic Satellite Communication System -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- I. Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space โ{128}{148} U.N. General Assembly Resolution 1962 (XVIII), 13 December 1963 -- II. Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, 27 January 1967 -- III. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, 5 August 1963 -- IV. Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts, and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, 1967 -- V. Draft Convention Concerning the Registration of Objects Launched into Space for the Exploration or Use of Outer Space -- VI. Progress Report on the Question of the Legal Status of Spacecraft. Prepared by Renรฉ H. Mankiewicz, Rapporteur, for the Space Law Committee of the International Law Association. 53rd Conference, Buenos Aires, 1968 -- Selected Bibliography -- Name Index

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