session 2

Title

The relationship of international humanitarian law and territorial sovereignty with the legal regulation of outer space

Description

The regulation of outer space is ‘embedded’ in international law, and the Outer Space Treaty expressly confirms that activities in outer space shall be conducted in accordance with international law. Given the rapid development of space-related technology, outer space is more frequently being used during the course of armed conflict, as well as for the purposes of the protection of, and threats to, territorial integrity and sovereign independence. As such, the legal regulation of outer space intersects with inter alia the principles of the jus in bello, as well as those of the jus ad bellum. This session seeks papers that discuss the significance of these interactions, with particular focus on precisely how and in what circumstances these ‘terrestrial’ areas of international law can be applied in practice to the unique environment of outer space.

Date

2015-10-13

Time

14:45

Room

Dulzin Big A (ICC, main level)

IPC members
papers

Order

Time

Paper title

Mode

Presentation status

Speaker

Affiliation

Country

1

The Applicability of the United Nations Space Treaties during Armed Conflict

15'

confirmed

Prof. Steven Freeland

Western Sydney University

Australia

2

On the applicability of international humanitarian law in outer space

15'

withdrawn

Prof. Bin Li

Beijing Normal University

China

3

Practical Application of Jus in Bello and Jus ad Bellum to the Legal Regulation of Outer Space Environment

15'

no-show

Mr. OLUSOJI NESTER JOHN

African Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTE-E)

Nigeria

4

Avoiding Legal Black Holes: International Humanitarian Law Applied to Conflicts in Outer Space

15'

confirmed

Dr. Cassandra Steer

Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Canada

5

Space law and the jus ad bellum: relevance of the notions of aggression and selfdefence in outer space

15'

no-show

Mr. Julien Mariez

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

France

6

The development of space weapons in the framework of International Humanitarian Law

15'

withdrawn

Dr. Guillermo Duberti

Independent Researcher

Argentina

7

The Scope of Applying the Principle of the Military Objective to a Space Object in Armed Conflict

15'

withdrawn

Dr. Yuri Takaya-Umehara

Kobe University

Japan

8

Extending the international law principle of good neighborliness to outer space FADAHUNSI-BANJO MOTOLANI DEBORAH

15'

no-show

Mrs. MOTOLANI FADAHUNSI-BANJO

National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

Nigeria

9

Environmental Protection as a Limitation to the Use of Force in Outer Space

15'

confirmed

Mr. Peter Stubbe

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Germany

10

Humanitarian Law Implemented: Space Communication in the Service of International Humanitarian Law

15'

confirmed

Prof. Mahulena Hofmann

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg

11

A line to be crossed: harmful interference as a breach of space and general international law

15'

withdrawn

Ms. Almira Duskalieva

Russian Federation

12

The applicability of the right to self-defence to the area of exploration and exploitation of outer space

15'

confirmed

Dr. Olga Volynskaya

ROSCOSMOS

Russian Federation

13

Cybersecurity in the Space Age

15'

confirmed

Mr. Michael Potter

International Institute of Space Commerce

United States