Droit de l’espace

Introduction

Space Law - Research Guide International Law

Le droit de l'espace est une branche du droit relativement neuve, qui commence pour l'essentiel en 1957, au moment du lancement du Spoutnik I, le premier satellite spatial.  Le droit de l'espace est constitué du droit international de l'espace, qui régit les activités des États et des organisations intergouvernementales internationales, et du droit de l'espace national, qui régit les activités domestiques des pays et de leurs ressortissants. Les avancées technologiques et le progrès scientifique étendent de plus en plus les activités de l'homme dans l'espace. Ces développements nécessiteront de nouvelles régulations des activités commerciales, du tourisme spatial, des règles de trafic, du problème des débris dangereux, des missions de sauvetage, des contrats pour les expéditions minières, des droits de propriété concernant les corps célestes et des rencontres avec des entités extraterrestres. 

Le présent guide de recherche se veut un point de départ pour mener des recherches en droit de l'espace. Il fournit les textes juridiques de base disponibles à la Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix, qu'il s'agisse de documents imprimés ou de documents sous format électronique. La section intitulée "Bibliographie sélective" présente une sélection de manuels, d'articles importants, de bibliographies, de publications périodiques, de publications en série et de documents pertinents. Des liens permettent de rejoindre le catalogue PPL. Le code de classification de la bibliothèque 148a. Espace et le mot-matière (mot-clef) Droit de l’espace sont des instruments permettant de faire une recherche dans le catalogue. Une attention particulière est prêtée à nos inscriptions aux bases de données, revues électroniques, livres électroniques et autres ressources électroniques. Enfin, le présent guide de recherche contient des liens vers des sites Internet pertinents et d'autres ressources en ligne présentant un intérêt particulier.

Choix de bibliothécaire

  • Lyall, F. and Larsen, P.B., Space Law: a Treatise, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 2018.

    Lyall, F. and Larsen, P.B., Space Law: a Treatise, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 2018.

    Francis Lyall and Paul B. Larsen have been involved in teaching and researching space law for over 50 years. This new edition of their well-received text gathers together their knowledge and experience in readable form, and covers developments in all space applications, including space tourism, telecommunications, the ITU and finance. With an extensive citation of the literature, the discussion provides an excellent source for both students and practitioner.

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  • Froehlich, A., (ed.), A Fresh View on the Outer Space Treaty, Cham, Springer, 2018.

    Froehlich - a fresh view on the outer space treaty

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty this book gives a first insight into where the next generation considers room for further improvement of the Outer Space Treaty in order to cope with upcoming aspects such as providing solutions for the emerging commercial, economic, environmental and social questions. At the time of the adoption of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967 the purpose of this treaty was to avoid conflicting military situations in space. However, 50 years later the Outer Space Treaty is in demand to meet the ever increasing space activities and the different actors involved such as the rise of the private sector players.

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  • Stubbe, P., State Accountability for Space Debris: a Legal Study of Responsibility for Polluting the Space Environment and Liability for Damage caused by Space Debris, Leiden, Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2018.

    Stubbe, P., State Accountability for Space Debris: a legal Study of Responsibility for Polluting the Space Environment and Liability for Damage caused by Space Debris, Leiden, Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2018.

    In State Accountability for Space Debris Peter Stubbe examines the legal consequences of space debris pollution which, he argues, is a global environmental concern. The study finds that the customary ‘no harm’ rule and Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty obligate States to prevent the generation of debris and that the international community as a whole has a legitimate interest in their compliance. A breach of these obligations entails the responsibility of a State and compensation must be provided for damage caused by space debris. The author treats responsibility and liability separately and thoroughly scrutinizes both legal regimes with the help of common analytical elements. Finally, Peter Stubbe argues that a comprehensive traffic management system is required so as to ensure the safe and sustainable use of outer space.

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Blogs

  • Satellite Data in International Law

    The use of data acquired through earth observation satellites has become commonplace. The use of satellite data has even expanded as an extremely useful tool to implement international law since it provides factual, relevant and up-to-date information. Further technological developments will steadily increase the range of data which can be collected through Earth Observation and further enhance its accuracy. Therefore, satellite data can be used to monitor compliance with obligations contained within international agreements or to resolve disputes before an international court.

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  • Asteroid(s) coming in at Collision Course

    How to handle an incoming asteroid? What does Don Quijote have to do with it? Movies like “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” make it seem so easy. But in reality there are many technological, legal and political obstacles to cope with. From 15-19 April, 2013, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) will hold its third Planetary Defence Conference “Gathering for Impact!” in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.

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