New Draft of Space Code Seen As Stronger
A new draft of the European Union’s proposed international code of
conduct for space “is a stronger, more useful document than its [June
2012] predecessor,” according to a recent analysis by the Stimson
The new draft, which was released Sept. 16, is the fourth since the
EU first proposed a code in December 2008. It places “increased emphasis
on international cooperation in space” and expands the section related
to information sharing, the Nov. 5 analysis says. The September draft
also “places increased emphasis on consultative measures,” calling for
annual rather than biennial meetings of states.
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