Edinburgh, 29 July 2022. – Volume I of McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS): Volume I – Rules containing the 52 rules agreed by consensus among subject-matter experts and institutions over a six-year process, has been published.
The project was initiated by the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Research in Air and Space Law involving over 80 international participants. It was funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Erin J. C. Arsenault Fund at McGill University, among others.
The manual clarifies international law applicable to military uses of outer space with the help of 52 rules. The rules cover critical topics relating to space activities conducted during peacetime and in times of political tension. The McGill Manual will also aid future research on legal issues with regards to the peaceful exploration and use of outer space. A second volume of the manual comprising commentaries to the rules will be published separately at a later date.
Interested stakeholders and members of the public can provide feedback relating to the published rules until 31 August. These will be reflected in Volume II – Rules with Commentaries.
The Volume I can be read here: McGill Manual_Volume I – Rules