Treaties Concerning Celestial Exploration and the Concept of Natural Law
Brown, Brendan F.
INTRODUCTION|The recent moon landings focus attention upon the necessity for the creation of a legal order for outer space, based upon the rule of law. From the dawn of history, man has been confronted with the necessity of building legal orders for the administration of justice in all of the many societies in which he lives. As a result, the law of the tribe, the city-state, and the feudal organization gave way to state law which was created in the sixteenth century to meet the demands of the newly formed, politically organized societies or states. The basis of the modern concept of international law is the result of the emergence of these states. This law seeks to regulate the juridical relationship between these states in the international community...
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