Air and Space

Publication
Fiallos Pazmiño, L.F., The International Civil Operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems under Air Law, Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2020.
The International Civil Operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems under Air Law explores the current legal and regulatory frameworks comprehensively from the perspective of how they may facilitate the routine and cross-border operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Research guide
Space Law
Space law is a relatively new branch of law, roughly starting in 1957 with the launch of the Sputnik I, the first satellite in space.
Publication
Dongar-L'évolution de la finalité des activités spatiales: un défi pour le droit de l'espace
Les principes de liberté d’utilisation de l’espace, de sa non-appropriation, de son utilisation pacifique, la notion de patrimoine commun de l’humanité, démontrent la prise en compte des intérêts de l’humanité qui irradient le droit de l’espace.
Publication
Mendes de Leon, P. and Buissing, N. (eds.), Behind and beyond the Chicago Convention: the Evolution of Aerial Sovereignty, Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2019.
Behind and Beyond the Chicago Convention is intended to analyse the concept of sovereignty in international civil aviation, how it evolved in the course of times, how it related to European integration process and to air traffic management.
Publication
Carminati, M.-V., What Does Risk Mean in this New "Risky Space Business"?: Managing Liability Exposure for Injuries to Crew and Passengers resulting from US Commercial Space Activities, 2020
In the only analysis of its kind, Dr. Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati asks the question: if a commercial space operator kills or injures one of its spaceflight participants or a crewmember, what is the extent of the operator’s liability? In the United States, that question has no clear answer.
Publication
Froehlich, A. and Seffinga, V. (eds.), The United Nations and Space Security: Conflicting Mandates between UNCOPUOS and the CD, Cham, Springer, 2020.
This book provides a detailed analysis on the history and development of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and the coordination and cooperation between these two fora.