The regulation of space activities and the space environment

Ulrike M. Bohlmann*, Steven Freeland

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The international legal regulation of outer space has evolved in response to the rapidly expanding activities involving the exploration and use of outer space, beginning at the height of the cold war era. Space law is now an important part of public international law, incorporating significant developments in both space technology and international environmental law. This chapter considers the legal instruments and soft-law principles governing the outer space environment and space activities and explores whether the international law in this area is equipped to deal with the considerable challenges that lie ahead.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of International Environmental Law
EditorsErika Techera
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781136202872, 9780203093474
ISBN (Print)9780415687171
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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