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 BLR  Vol.9 No.2 , June 2018
The Sustainable Use of Outer Space: Complications and Legal Challenges to the Peaceful Uses and Benefit of Humankind
Abstract: All over the world space applications are considered as vital tools for carrying development in respect of social, economic and environment. The major space faring country grows their economy, science, technology, security through the use of space. Predominantly, events for economic growth through space exploration have considered noteworthy in the international arena. An uninterrupted increase of space activities indicates that space law and policies have become significant for a large number of countries. However, increasing the space faring nations, commercialization by the public, private entities and privation of political willingness of influential countries also denote the new concern to the peaceful use of space, maintaining space safety, security and sustainability. The existing legal protection towards the peaceful and sustainable uses of space is not measured satisfactorily well-organized and competent. Particularly, the issue of commercialization of space is not well agreed. The goal of this paper is to examine the shortcomings of present regimes and legal challenges to the sustainable use of space with identifying that there is an urgent necessity for effective and more comprehensive regime not just at the international level, but also at the national level.
Cite this paper: Islam, M. (2018) The Sustainable Use of Outer Space: Complications and Legal Challenges to the Peaceful Uses and Benefit of Humankind. Beijing Law Review, 9, 235-254. doi: 10.4236/blr.2018.92016.
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