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Strict Liability in International Environmental Law

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International environmental law has come to distinguish responsibility and liability for the injurious consequences of lawful activities. Strict liability is foreseen in texts regulating activities considered as especially new or dangerous, such as the exploration and exploitation of outer space, and which are largely conducted by State actors. The Convention on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, provides both for State responsibility and strict liability. Although this chapter refers to liability, it seems to discuss State responsibility instead, because its focus is a State's failure to comply with its legal obligations to take appropriate measures to prevent harm by non-State actors within its jurisdiction. Such omissions are often the basis of claims against States under the law of State responsibility.

Keywords: hazardous lawful activities; international environmental law; jurisdiction; State Responsibility; Strict Liability



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