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    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
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Ulrike M. Bohlmann, ESA, France;

    • Co-Chair: Prof. Steven Freeland, Western Sydney University, Australia;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Simona Spassova, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg ;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    14:45

    The Applicability of the United Nations Space Treaties during Armed Conflict

    15'

    confirmed

    Prof. Steven Freeland

    Western Sydney University

    Australia

    2

    15:00

    On the applicability of international humanitarian law in outer space

    15'

    withdrawn

    Prof. Bin Li

    Beijing Normal University

    China

    3

    15:15

    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

    15:30

    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

    15:45

    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

    16:00

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

    15'

    withdrawn

    Dr. Guillermo Duberti

    Independent Researcher

    Argentina

    7

    16:15

    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

    16:30

    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

    16:45

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

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Peter Stubbe

    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Germany

    10

    17:00

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

    15'

    confirmed

    Prof. Mahulena Hofmann

    University of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    11

    17:15

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

    15'

    withdrawn

    Ms. Almira Duskalieva

    Russian Federation

    12

    17:30

    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

    17:45

    Cybersecurity in the Space Age

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Michael Potter

    International Institute of Space Commerce

    United States