From Air Law to Space Law

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780198257301
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681745 | DOI:
From Air Law to Space Law

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This chapter examines what has so far been achieved in air law, and the possibility of extending to outer space principles and standards that have already gained wide acceptance in the sphere of aerial navigation. In particular, attention will be focused on four basic principles underlying the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944, to which in 1960, seventy-seven States were parties. These four principles are airspace sovereignty; nationality of aircraft; certain conditions to be fulfilled by aircraft engaged in international aerial navigation, their crews and passengers; and international co-operation and faci1itation.

Keywords: international law; Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation; airspace sovereignty; aircraft nationality; international cooperation; aerial navigation

Chapter.  9917 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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