"Dubai moots a “space court”

6th Mar,2021

"Dubai moots a “space court”


Dubai is looking at new ways to expand its space footprint, and it seems to be intrigued by the possibility of legalities beyond Earth. The country has declared the establishment of a "space court" to resolve commercial disputes that occur outside of Earth's jurisdiction. The oil-rich country has made significant investments in this field. It launched its first astronaut into space in 2019 and a probe called "Hope" towards Mars last year. The tribunal will most likely be located in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Courts, a neutral British-inspired common law arbitration. The UN Outer Space Treaty, which entered into force in 1967, and other international conventions and resolutions govern space control. A number of countries have also signed bilateral or multilateral agreements governing their space operations.
The tribunal will most likely be located in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Courts, a neutral British-inspired common law arbitration. The UN Outer Space Treaty, which entered into force in 1967, and other international conventions and resolutions govern space control. A number of countries have also signed bilateral or multilateral agreements governing their space operations.