Posts Tagged ‘treaty’

  • Today in Legal History: Outer Space Treaty Enters into Force

    The Outer Space Treaty entered into force on October 10, 1967.  As countries began exploring space, the international community felt it wise to set some ground rules.  The Outer Space Treaty, sponsored by the United Nations, provided that space is a commons, open to all; banned nuclear weapons in orbit; and prohibited military bases on the […] Read more...
  • Russian Action on Adoptions May Thwart a Bilateral Treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed into law a bill which bans the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens. The Russian government’s action may portend the denunciation of a bilateral treaty on the subject which entered into force for both states on November 1, 2012. The U.S., which encouraged Russia to join the Hague […] Read more...
  • New Rules for Carriage of Goods by Sea

    [picapp src="0312/0000312568.jpg?adImageId=7133400&imageId=315664" width="500" height="312" /] On September 23rd, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the international Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea was opened for signature. Also known as the “Rotterdam Rules”, this body of law updates previous maritime transport laws including the Hague-Visby Rules and clarifies the liability for goods loaded […] Read more...
  • Space, the Final Frontier

    On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, blogger Chris Borgen reminds us that there is a whole body of public international law devoted to outer space such as the Moon Treaty (1363 U.N.T.S. 3) and the Outer Space Treaty (G.A. Res. 2222 (XXI), 19 December 1966) among others. Even the International Space Station […] Read more...