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UN Documents
National space laws relating to the registration of space objects
Other documents
Workshops and conferences
Books
Articles
Useful links
 

 
UN Documents

General Assembly Resolution: “Recommendations on enhancing the practice of States and international intergovernmental organizations in registering space objects” (2007)
UN A/RES/62/101

Note by the Secretariat: “Registration of space objects: harmonization of practices, non-registration of space objects, transfer of ownership and registration/non-registration of “foreign” space objects” (2006)
UN A/AC.105/867

Report of the Legal Subcommittee on the work of its forty-third session, Part IX: “Practice of States and International Organisations in Registering Space Objects” (p.19) (2004)
UN A/AC.105/826

Report of the United Nations/Republic of Korea Workshop on Space Law: “United Nations treaties on outer space: actions at the national level”, Daejeon, 3-6 November 2003
UN A/AC. 105/814

Application of the Convention on registration of objects launched into outer space (1987) UN A/AC.105/382

General Assembly Resolution: “Question of the Review of the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space”(1986)
UN RES 41/66

Convention on the Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space (Registration Convention) (1975, entered into force in 1976)
UNGA RES 3235 (XXIX)

Outer Space Treaty (1967)
UNGA RES 2222(XXI)

General Assembly Resolution that requested the Secretary-General to maintain a public registry of launchings (1961)
UNGA RES 1721 (XVI)  
 

 
National space laws relating to the registration of space objects

Order Concerning Licence Applications for the Performance of Space Activities and the Registration of Space Objects (The Netherlands)
Order of 7 February 2008

Space Objects Registry Decree of 13 November 2007 (The Netherlands)

Rules concerning Space Activities and the Establishment of a Registry of Space Objects (Space Activities Act) of 24 January 2007 (The Netherlands)

Decree for the Implementation of the Registration Convention (Brazil)
Decree n. 5.806 of 19 June 2006

Law on Registration of space objects (Italy)
Law n. 153 of 12 July 2005(original version)

Measures for the Administration of Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space (China)
Order n.6 of 8 February 2001(unofficial translation available on the Journal of Space Law, Vol. 33, 2007, p. 437)

Royal Decree on the Establishment of a National Registry in Compliance with the Registration Convention (Spain)
6058 Royal Decree n. 278 of 24 February 1995

Decree Concerning the Establishment of the National Registry of Objects Launched into Outer Space (Argentina)
National Decree n.125 of 25 July 1995 (original version)
 
 

 
Other documents

Report of the International Law Association (ILA) Rio de Janeiro (2008):“National Space Legislation and Registration of Space Objects” (p. 13)

Report of the International Law Association (ILA) Toronto Conference (2006): “National Space Legislation and Registration of Space Objects” (p. 19)

Report of the International Law Association (ILA) London Conference (2000): Main conclusions of the Introductory Report of the Special Rapporteur for the 1975 Convention on Registration, V. Kopal (p. 5, and comments on the report at p. 15).

ITU International Radio Regulations (1995, as revised)

ESA Declaration of Acceptance of the Astronauts Agreement, the Liability Convention and the Registration Convention (adopted by the ESA Council on 12 December 1978, deposited on 2 January 1979)
 
 

 
Workshops and conferences

The Project 2001 Plus Workshop: “Current Issues in the Registration of Space Objects”
Berlin, Germany, 20-21 January 2005

IISL/ECSL Symposium: “Reinforcing the Registration Convention”
42nd Session of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, Vienna, Austria, 24 March 2003
Report
 
 

 
Books

S. von MICK
“Registrierungskonvention und Registrierungspraxis: aktuelle Rechtsfragen der Registrierung von Weltraumgegenständen”
Heymann, 2007.
 
 

 
Articles

S. AOKI
“In Search of the Current Legal Status of the Registration of Space Objects”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2010” (IAC-10.E7.4.4).

D. M. BENKO, K.-U. SCHROGL
“The UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Adoption of the Resolution on Enhancing Registration Practice and of the UNCOPUOS Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines”
ZLW, Vol. 57, Issue 3, 2008, pp. 335-353.

M. CHATZIPANAGIOTIS
“Registration of Space Objects and Transfer of Ownership in Orbit”
ZLW, Year 2007, Issue 2.

F. von der DUNK
“The Registration Convention: Background and Historical Context”
In “Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2003”, pp. 450-453.

F. von der DUNK
“The Registration Convention”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/International Institute of Air and Space Law Workshop: Capacity building in space law, The Hague, 18-21 November 2002”, United Nations, 2003, pp. 33-37.

H. P. van FENEMA
“The Registration Convention”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/International Institute for Space Law Workshop: Capacity building in space law, The Hague, 18-21 November 2002”, United Nations, 2003, p. 31.

S. HOBE
“Aerospace Vehicles: Questions of Registration, Liability, and Institutions: A European Perspective”
Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. XXIX, 2004.

K.-U. HORL, J. HERMIDA
“Change of Ownership, Change of Registry? Which Objects to Register, What Data to be Furnished, When and Until When?”
In “Proceedings of the IISL/ECSL Symposium”, AIAA, 2003.

G. LAFFERRENDERIE
“Jurisdiction and Control of Space Objects and the Case of an International Intergovernmental Organisation (ESA)”
ZLW, Year 2005, Issue 2.

G. LAFFERRANDERIE
“L’application par l’Agence Spatial Européenne de la Convention sur l’immatriculation des objets lancés dans l’espace extra atmosphérique”
Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. XI, 1986, pp. 229-236.

P. LÁLA
“The United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/ International Institute of Air and Space Law Workshop: Capacity Building in Space Law, The Hague, 18-21 November 2002”, United Nations, 2003, p. 36.

Y. LEE
“Registration of Space Objects: ESA Member States’ Practice”
Space Policy, Vol. 22, Issue 1, 2006, pp. 42-51.

S. MARCHISIO
“International legal regime on outer space: Liability Convention and Registration Convention”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law: Meeting International Responsibility and Addressing Domestic Needs”, United Nations, 2006, pp. 18-27.

L. PEREK
“Ex Facto Sequitur Lex: Facts which Merit Reflections in Space Law in Particular with Regard to Registration and Space Debris Mitigation”
In M. BENKÖ, K.-U. SCHROGL (eds.), “Essential Air and Space Law 2 - Space Law: Current Problems and Perspectives for Future Regulation”, Eleven International Publishing, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2005, p. 29.

L. PEREK
“The 1976 Registration Convention”
In “Proceedings of the IISL/ECSL Symposium, 1998” (reproduced in “Proceedings of the Forty-First Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 1998”).

N. RODRIGUES
“Brief Overview of the Work of the Legal Subcommittee and the United Nations
Register of Object Launched into Outer Space”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law: Meeting International Responsibility and Addressing Domestic Needs”, United Nations, 2006, p. 62.

A. F. dos SANTOS
“Brazil and the Registration Convention” Revista Brasileira de Direito Aeronáutico e Espacial, N. 84, 2001.

B. SCHMIDT-TEDD, M. GERHARD
“Registration of Space Objects: Which Are the Advantages for States Resulting from Registration?”
In M. BENKÖ, K.-U. SCHROGL (eds.), “Essential Air and Space Law 2 - Space Law: Current Problems and Perspectives for Future Regulation”, Eleven International Publishing, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2005, p. 121.

S. STADLMEIER
“What’s in a Register: Austria (Not) Doing Her Framework?”
In C. BRUNNER, E. WALTER (eds.), “Nationales Weltraumrecht – National Space Legislation: Development in Europe: Chllenges for small countries”, Studien zu Politik und Verwaltung, Vol. 91, Boehlau Verlag, Wien - Köln - Graz 2008.

C. ZANGHI
“La Convention sur l’immatriculation des objets lancés dans l’espace extra-atmosphérique”
In “Proceedings of the ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy: Basic Materials”, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1994.

Y. ZHAO
“Revisiting the 1975 Registration Convention: Time for Revision?”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/Republic of Korea Workshop on Space Law: United Nations Treaties on Outer Space: Actions at the National Level, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 3-6 November 2003”, United Nations, 2004, p. 493.
 
 

 
Useful links

UN Register of objects launched into outer space
 
 
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