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Published in Space Policy 18 (2002), pp. 15-23. Copyright © 2002, Elsevier Ltd.


As one of the three former Soviet republics engaged in space activities, the Ukraine has had to formulate new national space legislation as a means of demonstrating a responsible attitude to the international security system, of harmonizing its legislation with that of its international political and economic partners and of creating clear guidelines for investors.This article presents the background to the formation of Ukrainian space law, describes some of the new laws enacted and discusses these within the context of international space law. Particular attention is paid to the legal regulation of commercial activities, to dual-use issues and to the effect of international cooperation on Ukrainian space law development.