International Aviation and Space Law Toolbox

 
         The Limit of the Final Frontier....? File:Sputnik asm.jpg
Sputnik
                                                     
Welcome to the LexisNexis International Aviation and Space Law Toolbox, the collection of our content that provides laws and legal analysis pertinent to the resolution of issues pertaining to the aviation industry and/or arising in or concerning outer space.
 
Aviation Law                                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aviation and Air Law Articles
 
 
 
Dempsey. International Air Cargo & Baggage Liability and the Tower of Babel. 36 Geo Wash Int'l L Rev 239, 2004.

Batra. Modernization of the Warsaw System--Montreal 1999. 65 J Air L & Com 429, Summer 2000.

Heinonen. The Warsaw Convention Jurisdiction and the Internet. 65 J Air L & Com 453, Summer 2000.

Abeyratne. E-Commerce and the Airline Passenger. 66 J Air L & Com 1345, Fall 2001.
 
Rueda. The Warsaw Convention & Electronic Ticketing. 67 J Air L & Com 401, Spring 2002.
 
Rodriguez-Dod. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds": Airline Liability for Checked-in Jewelry. 69 J Air L & Com 743, Fall 2004.

Rushing; Janicki. Treatment of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder Claims Under the Warsaw Convention. 70 J Air L & Com 429, Summer 2005.

Abeyratne. The Economy Class Syndrome and Air Carrier Liability. 28 Transp L J 251, Spring 2001.

 
 
Space Law  
           Hubble Telescope Photo from NASA and STScI                                                   File:ConstellationGPS.gif                                             
   A simulation of the original design of the GPS space segment, with 24 GPS satellites (4 satellites in each of 6 orbits). 
 
The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was established in 1958 (shortly after the launch of the Russian “Sputnik” spacecraft as an ad hoc committee. In 1959 it was formally established by United Nations Resolution 1472 (XIV). The United Nations Office for Outer Space functions as the secretariat for COPUOS.
 
COPUOS’ mission is "to review the scope of international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space, to devise programmes in this field to be undertaken under United Nations auspices, to encourage continued research and the dissemination of information on outer space matters, and to study legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space."
 
COPUOS has two subcommittees, the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Legal Subcommittee.
 
COPUOS oversees the implementation of the five United Nations Conventions, treaties, and agreements listed below:
 
United Nations Conventions
 
Outer Space Treaty
 
 
 
Rescue Agreement
 
 
 
Liability Convention
 
7762, 24 U.S.T. 2389; 1972 U.S.T. LEXIS 262
 
 
Registration Convention
 
Registration of Objects Launched into Outer SpaceTIAS 8480, 28 U.S.T. 695; 1975 U.S.T. LEXIS 552
 
 
Moon Convention
 
 
 
Space Shuttle Atlantis Landing
 
Other Multi-lateral or bi-lateral international treaties and agreements pertaining to space travel and uses (Search on Lexis.com for more cooperation agreements)
 
Space Station Agreement
 
Space Shuttle Landing Agreement
 
U.S. – JAPAN Space Cooperation: Shuttle Contingency Landing Sites, TIAS 9915, 32 U.S.T. 3735; 1980 U.S.T. LEXIS 273
 

 

 

Space Shuttle Challenger awaiting Liftoff in Fog
 
United States Laws concerning Outer Space:

 
U.S. Code, TITLE 15. COMMERCE AND TRADE  
CHAPTER 84. COMMERCIAL SPACE COMPETITIVENESS
15 USCS § 5802
 
U.S. Code, TITLE 18. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE  
PART I. CRIMES 
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS, § 7.  Special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States defined,… (6) 18 USCS § 7
 
U.S. Code,TITLE 35. PATENTS 
PART II. PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS AND GRANT OF PATENTS  
CHAPTER 10. PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS, § 105.  Inventions in outer space 35 USCS § 105
 
U.S. Code, TITLE 42. THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE  
CHAPTER 141. COMMERCIAL SPACE OPPORTUNITIES AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
42 USCS § 14701
 
U.S. Code, TITLE 42. THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE  
CHAPTER 155. AERONAUTICS AND SPACE  
OTHER PROVISIONS 42 USCS § 17821
 
 
U.S. Code, Title 10, ARMED FORCES, CHAPTER 22 - NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, 10 USCS prec § 441 et seq., to 10 USCS § 467.
 
U.S. Code, Title 10, ARMED FORCES< C\HAP. 23 - MISCELLANEOUS STUDIES AND  REPORTS, Space Cadre Management:Biennial Report, 10 USCS § 490 .
 

 

 
 
Hubble Space Telescope
 
 
Treatises or Analysis on Space Law and Related Issues
 
 
 
 
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - available on lexis.com  using "Find  A Source"
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Space Shuttle Prepared for Launch
 
Useful External Links for Aviation, Air and Space Law:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Florida from space.
 
 
Martian moons Deimos and Phobos passing in front of the constellation Sagittarius (NASA)