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Epilogue, The Contribution of Air and Space Law to the Development of International Law

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: 26 November 2022

Although the first aircraft took to the air in 1783,1 and the first multilateral international treaty relating specifically to aviation, albeit military aviation, was signed in 1899,2 both international air law and international space law are essentially products of the twentieth century. The latter came into being in fact only in the second half of the twentieth century.3 Yet these two branches of international law have, in this relative short span of time, probably contributed more to the understanding and development of general international law than any other...
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