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    Title

    Legal Aspects of Space Debris Remediation

    Description

    Orbital debris has long been recognised as presenting legal challenges. Several instruments in the field of debris mitigation have been concluded in recent years. This panel will specifically focus on legal aspects of debris remediation through disposal or active debris removal (ADR). Papers are invited to address these activities in light of the current legal regime governing outer space activities, including non-binding instruments and national regulations and plans, and to build on the conclusions and recommendations of recent studies on debris remediation by various institutions. Specific questions to be addressed could include the definition of space object and space debris, liability for and jurisdiction over inactive space objects, parallels with the right of salvage in the law of the sea regime, liability for failed removal operations or the question of financing ADR through the establishment of a so-called 'clean-up fund'.

    Date

    2013-09-25

    Time

    14:45

    Room

    301A

    IPC members
    • Chairman: Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, University of Mississippi, United States;

    • Chairman: Dr. Bin Li, Beihang University, China;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Catherine Doldirina, International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Italy;

    papers

    Order

    Presentation status

    Mode

    Paper title

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    confirmed

    15'

    Preserving the Outer Space Environment: the ‘Precautionary Principle’ Approach to Space Debris

    Dr. OLAVO DE OLIVEIRA BITTENCOURT NETO

    University of Sao Paulo

    Brazil

    2

    withdrawn

    15'

    Drafting norms on space debris. A new task for the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee?

    Prof. Irmgard Marboe

    University of Vienna

    Austria

    3

    confirmed

    15'

    Space Debris - emerging challenge, common concern and shared responsibility: legal considerations and directions towards secure and sustainable space environment

    Ms. Olga S. Stelmakh

    Parliament of Ukraine / V.Koretsky Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

    Ukraine

    4

    confirmed

    15'

    Long-term sustainability of space activities versus imminent danger from space: is space law ready to meet the challenge?

    Dr. Olga Volynskaya

    ROSCOSMOS

    Russian Federation

    5

    confirmed

    15'

    liability for space debris in the framework of private international space law

    Dr. Hamid Kazemi

    Iran

    6

    withdrawn

    15'

    International law liabilities from inactive space missions

    Dr. Marco Ferrazzani

    European Space Agency (ESA)

    France

    7

    confirmed

    15'

    the due criteria and principles for the active space debris removal

    Dr. Guoyu Wang

    China

    8

    confirmed

    15'

    Space Debris Remediation- Common but Differentiated Responsibility

    Mr. V. Gopala Krishnan

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

    India

    9

    confirmed

    15'

    The international regime for space debris remediation in light of commercialized space activities

    Prof. SOUICHIROU KOZUKA

    Gakushuin University

    Japan

    10

    confirmed

    15'

    When the Nature and Duration of Space Becomes Appropriation: A Proposition – “Use” as a Legal Predicate for A State’s Objection to Active Debris Removal

    Ms. Melissa K. Force

    MK Force Consultants

    United States

    11

    15'

    Analysis of non-cooperative space object remediation options

    Mr. James Rendleman

    United States

    12

    confirmed

    15'

    Remediation of Space Debris through mechanism of the Right to Salvage

    Ms. Madiha Riaz

    SUPARCO

    Pakistan

    13

    confirmed

    15'

    Japanese Contribution to the Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

    Prof. Yasuaki Hashimoto

    The National Institute for Defense Studies

    Japan

    14

    confirmed

    15'

    China and Space Environment Protection: An Evaluation from an International Legal Perspective

    Dr. Xiaodan Wu

    China Central University of Finance and Economy

    China