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Published by von der Dunk in Proceedings of the Forty-First Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space 366-373 (1998). Copyright 1998, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Used by permission.


1. Introduction

2. The Liability Convention the status quo and current developments

3. The Liability Convention and space debris

3.1. The definition of space object

3.2. Unidentifiable space debris

3.3. The definition of" damage"

4. The Liability Convention and private space activities

4.1. Liability at the international level

4.2. Liability at the national level

4.3. Linking international liability and national liability

5. Conclusion