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The Role of Space Law in Space Activities

Ram Jakhu

Centre for Research of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Space activities are carried out pursuant to scientific discoveries, with the use of space technology, for meeting various Earthly human needs, mainly pursuant to relevant national public policies, and essentially within applicable legal and regulatory framework(s). Therefore, for the conduct of space activities smoothly, it is imperative to fully comprehend international space law as well as national space laws and regulations. The value of space policies and the space law-making process, which refers to how space law has been and is being made, should not the underestimated. This lecture will address some basic principles of international space law as well as Canadian rules and law-making process. The presentation is designed especially for non-lawyers.

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Time: 15:30
Where: McGill University
  McGill Space Institute (3550 University), Conference Room
Contact: Robert Rutledge

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