The Library

Welcome to The Library, the SLC-ANZ's recommended resource list for all things space and law

While we have used our best efforts to produce a comprehensive list of resources accessible for everyone, sometimes books, articles and reports might be protected by copyright or licensing restrictions. Where this is the case, we may only include a recommended reference for a resource. 

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United Nations Space Treaties

1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies also known as the Outer Space Treaty 

  • Opened for signature on 27 January 1967

  • Entered into force on 10 October 1967

  • 111 ratifying parties; 23 signatory parties (as at Jan 2021)

  • Read the text as adopted by the UN

1968 Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space  also known as the Rescue Agreement

  • Opened for signature on 22 April 1968

  • Entered into force on 3 December 1968

  • 98 ratifying parties; 23 signatory parties, 3 declarations of acceptance (as at Jan 2021)

  • Read the text as adopted by the UN

United Nations Resolutions, Principles, Guidelines and other materials 

1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies also known as the Outer Space Treaty 

  • Opened for signature on 27 January 1967

  • Entered into force on 10 October 1967

  • 111 ratifying parties; 23 signatory parties (as at Jan 2021)

  • Read the text as adopted by the UN

1968 Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space  also known as the Rescue Agreement

  • Opened for signature on 22 April 1968

  • Entered into force on 3 December 1968

  • 98 ratifying parties; 23 signatory parties, 3 declarations of acceptance (as at Jan 2021)

  • Read the text as adopted by the UN

Member Commentary - International Materials

This section contains member provided commentary on international materials. The opinions and views expressed are those of the member and may not reflect the views of the SLC-ANZ. The content has been reviewed, by the SLC-ANZ does not warrant the accuracy of any commentary content. 

Want to contribute to The Library's commentaries? Get in touch with us at info@spacelawcouncilanz.com.

National Space Legislation

Australia

  • Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (Cth)

New Zealand

  • Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 (NZ)

United Kingdom

  • Outer Space Act 1986 (UK)

  • Space Industry Act 2018 (UK)

Member Commentary - National Space Legislation

This section contains member provided commentary on national space legislation. The opinions and views expressed are those of the member and may not reflect the views of the SLC-ANZ. The content has been reviewed, by the SLC-ANZ does not warrant the accuracy of any commentary content. 

Want to contribute to The Library's commentaries? Get in touch with us at info@spacelawcouncilanz.com.

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