Volume III

Further legal principles for the application of international law in space activities were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in its various resolutions. A selection of the most relevant resolutions is addressed in Volume III of CoCoSL. Volume III focuses on the resolutions which intend to regulate certain topics in a more general, sometimes treaty-style, manner. The resolutions addressed are: 
  • The Direct Broadcasting Principles: Principles Governing the Use by States of Artificial Earth Satellites for International Direct Television Broadcasting (UNGA Res. 37/92 of 10 December 1982)
    Authors: Peter Stubbe, Marco Ferrazzani and Oliver Huth

  • The Remote Sensing Principles: Principles Relating to Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space (UNGA Res. 41/65 of 03 December 1986)
    Authors: Joanne Gabrynowicz, Ray Harris, Leopold Mantl, Martin Reynders, L. Jane Smith and Alexander Soucek

  • The Nuclear Power Sources Principles: Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space (UN GA Res. 47/68 of 14 December 1992)
    Authors: Gérardine Goh Escolar, Ulrike Bohlmann, Sergei
     Negoda, Martin Reynders and Leopold Summerer

  • The Space Benefits Declaration: Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of all States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries (UNGA Res. 51/122 of 13 December 1996)
    Stephan Hobe, V. S. Mani, Haifeng Zhao and Fabio Tronchetti

  • The Launching State Resolution: Application of the concept of the "launching State" (UNGA Res. 59/115 of 10 December 2004)
    Authors: Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, Frank Riemann and Kai-Uwe Schrogl

  • The Registration Practice Resolution: Recommendations on Enhancing the Practice of States and International Intergovernmental Organisations in Registering Space Objects (UNGA Res. 62/101 of 17 December 2007).
    Authors: Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd, Niklas Hedman and Anne Maria Hurtz
  • The National Legislation Resolution: Recommendations on National Legislation Relevant to the Peaceful Exploration and Use of Outer Space (UNGA Res. 68/74 of 16 December 2013)
    Authors: Irmgard Marboe, Setsuko Aoki and Tare Brisibe
  • The Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN Doc. A/62/20, 2007, Annex, endorsed in UNGA Res. 62/217 of 22 December 2007)
    Authors: Peter Stubbe, Vladimír Kopal, Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Alexander Soucek 

CoCoSL Volume III comprises eight  chapters, each dedicated to one (future) UN General Assembly Resolution. Each part will contain a provision-by-provision analysis of the particular resolution. The interrelationship between these resolutions and the various UN Treaties on Space Law will be clearly analyzed and interpreted throughout the Commentary. Volume III, the concluding volume of the CoCoSL project, was presented to the public at the 54th Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in April 2015.

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