This week’s research guide Space Law

Space Law - Research Guide International Law

Space law is a relatively new branch of law, roughly starting in 1957 with the launch of the Sputnik I, the first satellite in space. Space law consists of international space law, governing the activities of States and international intergovernmental organizations, and national space law, governing the activities of individual countries and their nationals. Advancing technology and scientific progress extend human activities in space more and more. These developments will require new international regulation.

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Exit Data Retention Directive: a Victory for Privacy in Europe!

Last Tuesday, April 8, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has declared the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24/EC, 15 March 2006) invalid from the date on which the directive entered into force. In the view of the Court, the requirement in the Data Retention Directive for mobile operators and internet service providers to retain data interfered in a “particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data”.

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      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

      Vive la Paix, Chant de l'Union Universelle, "Pour supprimer ce crime: La Guerre", paroles de Henri Demont et E. Breuner, musique de Andréa Balbis, Paris.

    • Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Plüschow, G., De avonturen van den vliegenier van Tsingtau, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

    • Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.
      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

      Graaf zu Dohna-Schlodien, De tweede "Möwe"-Tocht, Amsterdam, W. ten Have, 1917.

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