1 دانشیار دانشکده حقوق و علوم سیاسی دانشگاه تهران
2 دانشجوی دکتری حقوق بین الملل دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
As the most recent branch of International Law, International Space Law introduces new concepts with regards to sovereignty which is a direct outcome of the dissimilarities between outer space on the one hand and other domains of human activities on the other. From the early days of human engagement in outer space, two fundamental principles of “Freedom of Exploration and Use” and “Non-Appropriation” went hand in hand in regulating States’ activities in Outer Space. Nevetheless if it is impossible to exercise sovereign powers in Outer Space, how can states oversee the activities carried out by their nationals and how can they control their property, facilities and equipments? Furthermore, what is the interaction between sovereignty and ownership? The present article is an attempt to answer the said questions.