Understanding the Law of Outer Space
Professor Christopher Newman - Northumbria University
This session will introduce the rules that govern human space activity and where those rules come from.
Professor Christopher Newman, BA(Hons), PhD is Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University at Newcastle. He is active in the teaching and research of space law and has published extensively on the legal and ethical underpinnings of space governance. Christopher is regularly invited to lecture in universities and at specialist conferences on space law and policy across the UK and internationally.
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This session will introduce the rules that govern human space activity and where those rules come from. The discussion will look at how the changing face of space activity means that the rules which exist might also need to change and adapt and why this is proving so difficult.
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