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Published in the Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law, IISL 2008. Copyright 2008, Frans von der Dunk. Used by permission.


Concludes that a substantive and detailed European "approach" to dealing with Article VI's obligations is yet forthcoming, and suggests that issues like liability, insurance, licensing procedures and registration requirements should be dealt with in a sensible fashion. The European "context" involves a haphazard, fractured process whereby many traditional sovereign forces are only sometimes in agreement. With respect to Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty, there is a need for more European coherence.