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    National space law developments with particular focus on the Middle East region


    National space law implements the principles and general norms of space law to ensure their applicability and enforcement at national level. It also reflects the details of a state’s national regulatory structure as well as elements of national legal culture. Since national space law defines the scope of space activities and those falling under its jurisdiction, it has a comparative nature. This annual session has a particular focus this year on the national space statutes and regulations promulgated across the Middle east. It also invites consideration of whether and if so, how states approach implementation of the various sets of non-binding rules applicable to outer space activities, whether debris mitigation or the more recently approved long term sustainability guidelines the soft law rules of space law the extent to which considers the extent to which in 2020 on developments in space law with a particular regard to the middle eastern region. It has a comparative format and has enabled the transitions and reforms in the community of national space statutes to be followed.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Prof. Armel Kerrest, University of Western Brittany (UBO), France;

    • Co-Chair: Prof. Sridhara Murthi K. R., Jain University, India;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Zeina Ahmad, University of Leiden, The Netherlands;