1137 | International Space Law

Course Information

  • 2021-22
  • 1137
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
  • III, IV, V
  • Nov 2021
  • Elective Course

How does this course relate to the programme curriculum: Does it develop on a prior course in the programme or is it a foundational or standalone course?

International space law is the body of norms in international law that regulates human conduct in outer space. Hence this course is designed to build on the foundational knowledge on public international law offered as a compulsory course to undergraduate law students in Year 4.

Describe how you have approached the course. What have you included/excluded and why? Choice of materials: primary or secondary readings / case law;

The syllabus, focussing on the constitutive treaties and principles of space law, is designed to serve as an introductory course to the subject. As the title of the course suggests, it exclusively deals with international laws applicable to activities in outer space. As such, national laws on outer space, despite their proliferation in the last two decades, will not be discussed in detail.



Kiran Mohan Vazhapully

Visiting Faculty | Term II