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Space Colonization and The Law

For many, one of the most exciting visions for tomorrow is that of human settlement on celestial bodies such as the Moon and Mars.

The Tutorial addresses current international space law as it provides – although not in great detail – for a number of key principles and rules also determining the proper legal context for such colonization activities. The comparison with humankind’s history on Earth, moreover, is helpful in understanding the legal aspects of such space colonization.

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