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The Duty To Rescue Space Tourists And Return Private Spacecraft, Mark J. Sundahl Jan 2009

The Duty To Rescue Space Tourists And Return Private Spacecraft, Mark J. Sundahl

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International space law has long imposed a duty to rescue astronauts and return errant spacecraft to the launching state. However, the existing space law treaties contain a number of gaps and interpretational problems that, among other things, call into question whether the duty to rescue and return applies to space tourists and spacecraft owned by private companies. These issues are of critical importance to the survival of the new space tourism industry, which is made up of a growing number of companies - such as Virgin Galactic, Rocketplane, and Blue Origin - that intend to launch their maiden flights in 2010. The ...


The Kosovar Declaration Of Independence: "Botching The Balkans" Or Respecting International Law?, Milena Sterio Jan 2009

The Kosovar Declaration Of Independence: "Botching The Balkans" Or Respecting International Law?, Milena Sterio

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This Article will examine in Part II the historic and political relationship between Kosovo and Serbia. This Article will, in Part III, focus on the international legal issues at stake, including state secession, statehood, and state recognition. Part IV will then apply the theories of secession, statehood, and state recognition to the Kosovar situation. Part V will discuss, and debunk, the relevant legal theories purporting to justify the Kosovar independence. Part V will also discuss some important political and legal issues that plague Kosovo in its near future as a new state. Finally, Part VI will conclude that other solutions ...


Introductory Note To The International Criminal Court: Summary Of The Prosecutor's Application Under Article 58, Milena Sterio Jan 2009

Introductory Note To The International Criminal Court: Summary Of The Prosecutor's Application Under Article 58, Milena Sterio

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), undertook a significant step in his office's investigation of the situation in Darfur, Sudan, on November 20, 2008, when he requested Pre-Trial Chamber I to issue an arrest warrant against three named individuals. These individuals, whose names have remained confidential, were commanders of rebel groups in Darfur that had carried out an attack on September 29, 2007 against African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) peacekeepers stationed at the Haskanita Military Group Site.