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The Outer Space Treaty, The Moon Agreement And The 1996 Declaration On Space Benefits

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During the period 1957-1966 the basic principles governing State activities in outer space were laid down. The 1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is considered the Magna Charta of space law. The history of the Moon Agreement began on 3 July 1970 when Argentina presented to the Legal Sub-Committee a "Draft Agreement on the Principles Governing Activities in the Use of the Natural Resources of the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies&t;. On 13 December 1996, during its fifty-first session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the "Declaration on International Co - operation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit of all States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries", which is generally referred to as the Declaration on Space Benefits.

Keywords: moon agreement; outer space treaty



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