Keeping Peace in Outer Space (Law)

Outer space is an area of growing economic and technological importance. It is also a developing theatre of military activity and warfare, which includes the proliferation of counterspace, or antisatellite, capabilities. Against this backdrop, the development of a legal framework for military activities in outer space is of critical urgency. The panel will discuss the principal developments in the relevant areas of international law, as well as assessing the effectiveness of the current legal framework.