MVV226K International Space Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Michał Pietkiewicz, Ph.D. (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV226K/01: Wed 10. 5. 18:15–19:45 025, Thu 11. 5. 15:05–16:35 025, 16:40–18:10 025, Fri 12. 5. 9:35–11:05 025, 11:10–12:40 025
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 33/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The primary purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic issues related to the International Space Law indicated in this syllabus. This information will form the basis to undertake independent student’s scientific work in this area. Teaching techniques implemented during the course will activate student in science and encourage them to conduct their own research. The teacher will indicate to students the new scientific opportunities associated with expanding their knowledge of the specific field of international law which is International Space Law.
  • • genesis of International Space Law and its relationship with aviation law
  • • the basic legal rules and principles related to legal status of outer space and celestial objects
  • • international liability for space activities
  • • international policy of Space Law
  • • domestic space regulations
  • See Teacher's information for full details.
Teaching methods
This course is combination of theoretical issues (with emphasis on legal aspects) and work with students. Students will work with legal acts and case studies. The course included also discussions in groups.
Assessment methods
1. Participation and Attendance: 30 %
2. Students works:
a. case studies 35%,
b. work with legal acts 35%
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught only once.
Teacher's information
The course is related to a new branch of law – International Space Law. Development of space industry have consequences in international law and there is a need to codify some of mechanisms referring to it. During the course students will improve their knowledge about International Law and learn about basic rules of Space Law.


• Henry R. Hertzfeld (ed.), A Guide to Space Law Terms, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University and Secure World Foundation, 2012.

• S. Hobe (ed.), Pioneers of Space Law. A Publication of the International Institute of Space Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Lieden, Boston, 2013.

• G. M. Goh, Dispute Settlement in International Space Law : A Multi-door Courthouse for Outer Space, Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill. 2007.

• D.Wadegaonkar, „The Fundamental Principles of Space Law‟, in The Orbit of Space Law, (London: Stevens & Sons, 1984).

• A. F. Cohen, „Cosmos 954 and the International Law of Satellite Accidents‟, Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 10, 1984.

• S. Gorove,„Liability in Space Law: An Overview‟, Annals of Air and Space Law, vol. VIII, 1983.

• S.B. Bhat. „Inventions in Outer Space: Need for Reconsideration of the Patent Regime‟, Journal of Space Law, Vol. 36, 2010.

• H. Bhayana, International Law in the Regime of Outer Space, Calcutta: R. Cambray and Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2001.

• P. B. Larsen, Space Law, Ashgate Publications, 2007.

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