National Space Legislation: Future Perspectives for Malaysian Space Law

On the 21st of October Che Zuhaida Saari will defend her thesis. Her research studies the future perspectives for Malaysian space law.

It aims at demonstrating the development of Malaysian outer space activities inclusive of her status with respect to United Nations space conventions and her membership of international and regional space-related organizations. On the basis of assisting Malaysia to develop her national space legislation, this study analyses the legal frameworks of selected national outer space legislations.

It discusses some major aspects that Malaysia should consider while drafting the content of her space legislation and explains the reasons why the legislation is necessary. It also proposes a number of significant clauses that need to be incorporated in the Malaysian Outer Space Act.

The study concludes with proposing a feasible draft specimen of a Malaysian Outer Space Act with an expectation that it can become a guideline to rationalize the actual Malaysian Outer Space Act and will then positively influence the Malaysian law makers. It ends with outlining various legal impacts on Malaysia, ASEAN and world space activities should the enactment of the Malaysian Outer Space Act become a reality.

Time and place

C.Z. Saari will be defending her thesis on Tuesday 21st of October in the Academy Building at 16:15.
The adress is Rapenburg 73, Leiden.
Her supervisor is Prof. Dr. P.P.C. Haanappel.

Last Modified: 20-10-2014