It took the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space nine years from 1962 to 1971 to produce an agreement on international liability for damage caused by the launching of objects into space. The text of the draft convention elaborated by its Legal Sub-Committee and transmitted by it to the General Assembly of the United Nations was in due course endorsed by the latter in its resolution 2777 (XXIV) on 29 November 1971,1 and opened for signature at London, Moscow, and Washington on 29 March 1972. The Convention received its fifth ratification on...
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