Space Regulations Library

Exclusive Use in an Inclusive Environment

The Meaning of the Non-Appropriation Principle for Space Resource Exploitation

Authors: De Man, Philip

  • Is the first work to address both the legal regime for the exploitation of orbits and asteroid mining
  • Discusses the most recent developments in the field of space resource exploitation
  • Integrates an in-depth analysis of the meaning of property rights in the analysis of space resource exploitation
  • Analyses the elaborate rules on the use of orbits as limited natural resources 
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About this book

This book aims to find a workable interpretation of the non-appropriation principle that is compatible with both the existing international space law framework and the move of the private space industry towards the mining of asteroids and other celestial bodies. It does so by analysing the rules on the use of orbits as limited natural resources as a concrete indication of how space resources can be exploited by one user while respecting the non-appropriation principle and the interests of other users in space. This analysis is complemented by a thorough review of the meaning of property rights in the context of the existing international space law regime. This allows the author to distinguish between the lawful exploitation and unlawful appropriation of resources in a manner that could pave the way for a workable asteroid mining regime that takes into account the needs of individual companies and the international community.

Exclusive use in an inclusive environment frames the legal regime of the exploitation of natural resources in outer space as the most pressing example to date of the tension that arises between the rights of a single spacefaring actor and the interests of the broader international community. Though academic in its approach in dealing with one of the most fundamental issues of space law to date, the book has very practical ambitions. By offering a pragmatic interpretation of the space law principles that are likely to remain the legal foundations of asteroid mining for the foreseeable future, Exclusive use in an inclusive environment hopes to inform academics, practitioners and policymakers alike in their future attempts at working out a fair, equitable and effective management regime for the exploitation of natural resources in outer space.

About the authors

Philip DE MAN obtained his PhD in international space law at the University of Leuven in 2015. He lectures on international, European and national space law and policy at the Master of Space Studies programme of the Universities of Leuven and Ghent. He is the project manager at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies for the Horizon 2020 project ‘FIRES’. Dr. De Man has published on a variety of topics of international and European law, the law of international organisations, space law and international humanitarian law. His previous positions include that of Case Manager at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Adviser to the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the United Nations.

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eBook 142,79 €
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38751-2
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Softcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exclusive Use in an Inclusive Environment
Book Subtitle
The Meaning of the Non-Appropriation Principle for Space Resource Exploitation
Authors
Series Title
Space Regulations Library
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38752-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38752-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38751-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81740-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 481
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