The United Nations celebrates this year 1985 its fortieth anniversary. One of its most important achievements during the first 40 years of its existence is its rôle in the development of international space law since man first entered outer space 28 years ago with the successful launching of Sputnik I. However, the United Nations almost drifted into this rôle, if not exactly by accident, at least by default. Its organ principally responsible for this achievement is the General Assembly's Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), whilst the official...
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