“In recognition of his outstanding and dedicated services to the International Institute of Space Law and to the international legal community, his distinguished leadership in the development of international space law and institutions such as the European Centre for Space Law; his stewardship in organisation of Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competitions in Europe; his exceptional contributions to academics and space law literature, and his leading role for advancing international space law in the United Nations and other intergovernmental bodies” this has been the motivation of the Distinguished Service Award, attributed by IISL to the author in 2015. Building on this decades-long academic and professional experience, The Law of Outer Space Activities provides an up-to-date treatise through a multi-faceted perspective and with special regard to State practice. The text deals with the main chapters of this legal discipline from the sources of space law, including the UN space treaties and non-legally binding instruments, to the issues of responsibility and liability of States for national space activities carried out by public agencies and private actors, as well as registration of space objects. It also gives an overview on the main institutions dealing with space-related matters, as UN, ITU, ESA and EU. Furthermore, it addresses latest developments on outstanding issues, such as planetary defense, exploitation of space natural resources, and safety, sustainability and security of outer space activities.
Throughout the book, the author accompanies legal reasoning with vibrant insights on the state-of-the-art of space law and policy at the international, regional and national levels. From this perspective, its ambition is to rise an ever-increasing interest of University students in the law of outer space activities.
Sergio Marchisio, Professor Emeritus at Sapienza University of Rome, where he taught International and Space Law since 1998, is Professor of Space Law at the same University and Scientific Responsible of two research projects: OSL ‒ Outer Space Law for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development, funded by the Italian Space Agency; HABITABLE ‒ Linking Climate Change, Habitability and Social Tipping Points, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020. Chairman of the European Centre for Space Law at the European Space Agency, General Counsel of the International Astronautical Federation, and Member of the Advisory Council of the European Space Policy Institute. Senior Legal Advisor of the Italian Space Agency, where he was Member of the Board of Directors (2014-2018). Founder and Former Director of the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council (1995-2011).
Italian Delegate to many international conferences, such as the 2012 Berlin Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the UNIDROIT Protocol on Space Assets and the 2015 New York Multilateral Negotiations on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities proposed by the European Union. Since 1998, Italian delegate to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space where he served as Chairman of the Legal Subcommittee (2004-2006), and Co-chair of Expert Group D of the Working Group on Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities (2010-2018). Member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Outer Space Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures (2011-2013), and Member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Practical Measures for the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (2018-2019). Since 2012, Member of the Specialized Panels of Arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for Disputes relating to Outer Space Activities.
Formato: 24 x 17 cm
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