• Kumar AbhijeetEmail author


This study was undertaken with the objective to propose draft framework space legislation for India. In the first step international space treaties were studied to find out if there is any necessity for states to enact national space legislation, the hypothesis being that with increasing private sector participation, the obligations arising from various international treaties can better be implemented through law. In the second step, a comparative study of space legislations of selected spacefaring countries was done. The underlying hypothesis was that since states have enacted national space legislation largely in response to their international obligations flowing from the various space treaties there exists a certain common denominator that any space legislation must address. The study of national space legislation was an empirical test of this hypothesis. In the third step, a case study from India was made to know the technological developments and current legal regime for space activities in India. The hypothesis was in absence of a specific law in India there might be situations where the State may be incapacitated to discharge its international obligation/s.

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  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

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