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The Contribution of Air and Space Law to the Development of International Law

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780198257301
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0026
The Contribution of Air and Space Law to the Development of International Law

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This chapter, among other things, sets out certain lessons that can be learned from the observation of the birth and growth of air and space law in the 20th century — lessons which may well assist us in our understanding of the nature, and the conditions for the future development, of the international legal system as a whole. Topics discussed include the sources of international law, the role of the dominant section in the making of rules of general international law, and conditions governing international rule-making.

Keywords: international law; space law; international legal system; international rule-making

Chapter.  13845 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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