Law and Peace in Space: Presenting the McGill Manual on International Law

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period30 Sept 2022

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  • TitleLaw and Peace in Space: Presenting the McGill Manual of International Law
    Media name/outletSpace Café Podcast, Canada
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionThe prospect of possible armed conflict in outer space looms large over international politics, with possibly devastating consequences around the world. But it doesn’t have to.

    This episode of Space Café Canada will explore Volume I of the newly released McGill Manual of International Law Applicable to Military Activities in Outer Space (McGill Manual). Inspired by a future where all space activities are conducted in accordance with the international rules-based order for the benefit of everyone, the McGill Manual clarifies international law that applies during both peacetime and in times of tension that pose a challenge to peace. Crafted over six years, this first volume of the Manual contains 52 rules agreed upon by consensus by experts from around the world.

    Ongoing political and technical developments in outer space have raised the stakes for the continued peaceful use of outer space. Join us for a detailed discussion of how the process and rules adopted by the McGill Manual can help to maintain peace and the questions for the future that remain to be answered.
    PersonsDavid Kuan-Wei Chen