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Vladimír Kopal on International Space law
16 Oct 2008 -  Mr. Vladimír Kopal, Professor of International Law, West Bohemian University, Pilsen, Czech Republic, Chairman, Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

"The Progressive Development of International Space Law by the United Nations"
During the last five decades, an international legal basis for space activities was built up. It was established in the United Nations through its Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal Subcommittee, which contributed to the progressive development of international law in a special field of outer space. The present system of space law now comprises the UN Space Treaties and Principles, other international space agreements and also national laws, which complete international norms by national regulations of activities performed under the jurisdiction of individual States.