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Part III United Nations Treaties on Outer Space, 10 The 1968 Astronauts Agreement

From: Studies in International Space Law

Bin Cheng

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 October 2022

Subject(s):
Outer space — Spacecraft, satellites, and space objects — Treaties, scope (temporal and territorial) — Treaties, application
Never before in the history of the United Nations has a request of the General Assembly to one of its Sub-Committees to prepare the text of a multipartite treaty been implemented with such alacrity as in the case of the 1968 Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space. On 3 November 1967, the General Assembly in its resolution 2260 (XXII) requested its Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 'to continue with a sense of urgency its work on the elaboration of', inter alia, 'an agreement...
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