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Rethinking ‘Responsibility’ for Non-State Actors in Outer Space

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Piper Alderman Moot Court

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Rethinking ‘Responsibility’ for Non-State Actors in Outer Space: The Intersection of Space Law, State Responsibility, Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello

Presenter: Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs

Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty has long been thought by space lawyers to establish a special regime of state responsibility in outer space. This presentation re-evaluates that interpretation. I question especially whether the broad interpretation of Art VI can be maintained in the contexts of the actions of non-state actors relevant to the application of the jus ad bellum and jus in bello to outer space. Ultimately, two questions are addressed. First, what regime of state responsibility applies to the application of the jus ad bellum and jus in bello in outer space? Second, does this require that an alternative interpretation of Art VI of the Outer Space Treaty to questions of state responsibility in outer space be taken generally, or is this an instance of regime interaction requiring that the ordinary law of state responsibility apply to the jus ad bellum and jus in bello in outer space, while leaving the sui generis regime of responsibility to apply to other issues arising under the Outer Space Treaty? The answers to these questions are important for understanding the legal regulation of the use of force and conduct of armed conflict in outer space, and also for our understanding of regime interactions generally within international law.


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