Is international law equipped to tackle the challenges posed by the dramatic increase in disasters? In
Disaster Management and International Space Law Diego Zannoni attempts to answer this crucial question through an analysis of the main legal issues involved, addressing both prevention and relief, with a special focus on major space applications such as remote sensing and telecommunications, and the attendant specific legal regimes.
It is argued that, when lives of human beings are in danger, territorial sovereignty becomes, to a certain extent, porous and bends in front of the value of human life and the urgent need to rescue. On the other hand, specific obligations were identified to cooperate in the prevention and management of disasters, particularly in terms of data sharing.
Diego Zannoni, Ph.D. in International and European Union Law (University of Padua); Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law (McGill University). Diego Zannoni currently is a researcher in International and European Union Law at the University of Padua. He has published several articles on International and European Union Law issues.
Disaster Management and International Space Law is a book of immediate interest for States’ governments, international lawyers and practitioners, academics and law students who desire to obtain a more complete understanding of legal issues related to disaster prevention and management, with a special focus on relevant major space applications.