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Title: Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Alternative Title(s): Outer Space Treaty
Available From: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/SpaceLaw/outerspt.html
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/peace/docs/treatyouterspace.html
http://fletcher.archive.tusm-oit.org/multilaterals/texts/BH500.txt
Conclusion Date: 1967-01-27
Entry Into Force Date: 1967-10-10
Description: This international agreement establishes a legal order for outer space. It contains provisions establishing the freedom of all states to explore and use space; preventing national appropriation and the placement of nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in space; restricting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes; establishing state responsibility for governmental and non-governmental activities, and liability for damage caused by states´┐Ż space objects; and calling on states to avoid contamination of space and celestial bodies.
Legal Citation: 18 UST 2410, 610 UNTS 205, 6 ILM 386 (1967)
EISIL Categories: Home > Use of Force > Arms Control & Disarmament > Nuclear Weapons
Home > International Air, Space & Water > Space
Keywords: space
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Site Administrator: Office for Outer Space Affairs
oosa@unvienna.org


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