The Asean Space Organization: legal aspects and feasibility

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The Asean Space Organization: legal aspects and feasibility

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The Asean Space Organization: legal aspects and feasibility
Author: Noichim, Chukeat
Publisher: International Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of law, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-12-17
Keywords: ASEAN Space Organization
International cooperation
Regional space cooperation
Space Law
Abstract: In the 21st century, space activities increasingly affect global society, economy, technology, culture, and the environment. Many countries wish to develop space activities in order to obtain space benefits. However, a lot of them, especially developing countries, face huge obstacles such as lack of human and financial resources, technical support, inadequate information and sustainability of transferred technology. Developing countries believe they do not have equal access to space benefits. This may lead to international conflicts between developing and developed countries. Based on the concept of international cooperation this study examines the legal aspects and feasibility of the creation of a space organization in the Southeast Asian region. It aims at providing an instrument for ASEAN countries to ensure equitable access to outer space and to its benefits. On the basis of a comparison of existing space organizations, this study identifies the key elements needed for the creation of a model for ASEAN space cooperation. The study concludes that if ASEAN countries want to break the cycle of technological dependency, they should combine their efforts to promote sustainable space development by creating an ASEAN Space Organization.
Description: Promotores: P.P.C. Haanappel, N.J. Schrijver
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Citation: Noichim, C., 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: Series of the E.M. Meijers Institute for Legal Research of Leiden University ; 155
Sponsor: Thai Government

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