The exploitation of natural resources of the moon and other celestial bodies [electronic resource] :a proposal for a legal regime / by Fabio Tronchetti.
By: Tronchetti, Fabio.Material type: BookSeries: Studies in space law: 4.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 382 p.).ISBN: 9789047428794 (electronic bk.); 904742879X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Space mining -- Law and legislation | Natural resources -- Law and legislation | Moon -- International status | LAW -- Air & Space | International law | Natural resources -- Law and legislation | Space mining -- Law and legislation | MoonGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 341.4/7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -378) and index.
Introduction -- The Outer Space Treaty, the Moon Agreement and the 1996 Declaration on Space Benefits -- The common heritage of mankind -- The management of international areas and their limited natural resources : the examples of Antarctica and ITU -- Property rights in outer space : a crucial issue in the wake of the commercialisation of outer space and its resources -- Elements of a legal regime to govern the commercial exploitation of extraterrestrial resources -- Conclusion.
Description based on print version record.
The purpose of this book is to propose a legal regime to govern the exploitation of natural resources of the Moon and other celestial bodies. Considering, on the one side, the interest shown by States and private operators to extract and use extraterrestrial natural resources and, on the other, the absence of specific rules dealing with such an option, the establishment of a legal framework to regulate the exploitation of natural resources of the Moon and other celestial bodies is needed so as to ensure its peaceful, safe and orderly development.