Space dispute resolution mechanism

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There are very few rules for the resolution of disputes set out in international space law. Existing international space law contains only a fragmented, patchy and out-dated system for the resolution of disputes relating to space activities. This chapter outlines and evaluates the existing international dispute resolution mechanisms available to resolve space disputes. It also considers whether there is a need to establish a new sui generis international dispute settlement body to adjudicate disputes relating to space activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommercial and Military Uses of Outer Space
EditorsMelissa de Zwart, Stacey Henderson
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-8924-9
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-8923-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIssues in Space
ISSN (Print)2662-902X
ISSN (Electronic)2662-9038


  • Space studies
  • Outer space
  • Space law
  • Space policy
  • Space regulation
  • Space archaeology
  • Space ethics
  • Space situational awareness
  • Military activities in space
  • Commercial space
  • Dispute resolution
  • Space court
  • Space security
  • National security
  • International law
  • Feminism
  • Women in space
  • Arms control
  • Hybrid warfare


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