The Space Treaties at Crossroads

Considerations de Lege Ferenda

  • George D. Kyriakopoulos
  • Maria Manoli
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. George Leloudas, Michael Chatzipanagiotis, Konstantina Liperi
    Pages 141-162

About these proceedings


This contributed volume addresses the future development of space law in light of our ever-growing space activities, the multiplicity of new space actors and the challenges posed by novel space technologies. Unlike existing space law literature, it sets its sights on the future, envisaging how space law could and should evolve in coming decades.

Written by experienced professors, academics and practitioners in the field, this edited volume constitutes a valuable tool for understanding the current state of space law, the challenges it is called upon to address and the new phase it is about to enter. In addition, this book initiates a discussion de lege ferenda, addressing the letter and spirit of space law in the world of modern and future space activities.

These papers were presented at “The Space Treaties at Crossroads: Considerations de lege ferenda,” held on August 28 to 29, 2015, in Athens, Greece. The conference was jointly organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University


space law world space organization space investments international space law space treaties space policy space resource exploitation commercial utilization of space space privitization space ownership planetary defense regulations law of outer space convention

Editors and affiliations

  • George D. Kyriakopoulos
    • 1
  • Maria Manoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of LawMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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