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Part V Military Use of Outer Space, 19 Definitional Issues in Space Law: the 'Peaceful Use' of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies

From: Studies in International Space Law

Bin Cheng

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2023

Non-civil aviation — Outer space — International peace and security — Law of treaties
Insofar as definitional issues in space law are concerned, there is one the present development of which gives rise to grave anxiety. This is the definition of the term 'peaceful', particularly as used in Article IV(2) of the 1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Celestial Bodies (Space Treaty), and Article 3(a) of the 1979 Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Moon Treaty). The current development, if unchecked, can produce...
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