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Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.59 Space Law

Mathias Forteau

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Responsibility of states — Responsibility of international organizations — Reparations — Damages — Airspace
The regime governing international responsibility for outer space is something of an exception amongst the various regimes on responsibility. It is the only system which expressly imposes an absolute obligation of reparation, both on States and on international organizations, in the absence of any wrongful conduct. The specificity of this regime is underlined by the fact that it is strongly oriented in favour of the victim.1 The regime is effectively organized so that the victim can most easily obtain reparation for the damage suffered. The legal regime governing...
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