Law and Regulation of Commercial Mining of Minerals in Outer Space

Author: Ricky Lee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400720398
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Law

This monograph addresses the legal and policy issues relating to the commercial exploitation of natural resources in outer space. It begins by establishing the economic necessity and technical feasibility of space mining today, an estimate of the financial commitments required, followed by a risk analysis of a commercial mining venture in space, identifying the economic and legal risks. This leads to the recognition that the legal risks must be minimised to enable such projects to be financed. This is followed by a discussion of the principles of international space law, particularly dealing with state responsibility and international liability, as well as some of the issues arising from space mining activities. Much detail is devoted to the analysis of the content of the common heritage of mankind doctrine. The monograph then attempts to balance such interests in creating a legal and policy compromise to create a new regulatory regime.

Foreign Mining Investment Law

Author: Richard W. Roeder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319312170
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Law

This work analyzes and compares the legal framework for foreign investments in the mining sector in Australia, South Africa and Colombia. The admission of foreign investments, corporate structure requirements, ownership of minerals and mineral rights, mining licenses, land access, performance requirements, distribution of profits and the tax regime, repatriation of profits, national and international dispute resolution mechanisms and the question of the Social License to Operate (SLO) / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies are discussed in detail. The work concludes with an outlook on the future regulation of foreign mining investments and finally suggests the development of an International Mining Investment Law.

Space Resource Utilization A View from an Emerging Space Faring Nation

Author: Annette Froehlich
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319669694
Release Date: 2018-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The book speaks to the need for a regulatory framework with regards to space resource utilization. In doing so, significant elements of the subject matter have been explored, taking into account the different phases of a space mission and the perspectives of the various actors and participants in the space arena. The book tackles the subject matter from a number of angles. An analysis of the current national and international governance frameworks is performed, with regards to resource extraction and utilization in space. The view of established and emerging space nations is analyzed next, specifically with extraction and utilization in mind, and in light of the new United State (US) Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) of 2015. A brief analysis of the various budgets allocated to space exploration is given.

Federal Executive Directory

ISBN: UOM:39015013356459
Release Date: 1985-07
Genre: Government executives

Covers only the management sector of the executive branch.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

Author: United States. Congress. House
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025293924
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Legislation

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

The Federal Legal Directory

Author: Richard Lee Hermann
ISBN: UCSC:32106009139517
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Administrative agencies

Provides direct access to attorneys employed by the federal government, including the legal staff of all departments, agencies, commissions, and field offices. The information is organized in sections covering each branch of government. Every section contains a description of each department or agency; and names, titles, addresses, and phone numbers of key contacts. There are two appendices, one an annotated bibliography of federal legal databases and publications, the other a detailed description of commercial online databases and document retrieval services. Acidic paper. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

The Federal Legal Directory

Author: Richard L. Herman
Publisher: Oryx Pr
ISBN: 0897746759
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Law offices

"A guide to the legal offices and key legal personnel of the U.S. Government."--t.p.