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The Artemis Accords: Evolution or Revolution in International Space Law?
journal contributionposted on 2021-05-04, 10:15 authored by Rossana Deplano
Adopted in October 2020, the Artemis Accords are a set of thirteen provisions establishing a principled framework for the sustainable human exploration of the Moon and the other celestial bodies, including the exploitation of their natural resources. This article examines the extent to which the Artemis Accords comply with international law and international standards. It argues that, while rooted on the provisions of the Outer Space Treaty, the Artemis Accords introduce a significant innovation in international space law by replacing the anticipatory approach to the regulation of outer space activities with the staged principle of adaptive governance.
CitationInternational & Comparative Law Quarterly , Volume 70 , Issue 3 , July 2021 , pp. 799 - 819
Author affiliationSchool of Law
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