(From the Academic Year 2021-2022)


1.1.1 General Principles of Law
Module I: Introduction to Law, Nature and Sources of Law, Legal Principles of Air & Space Law, Theory and Nature of Political Institutions, Constitution of India, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties, Relationship between Union & State, Emergency and Amendment Provisions.
Module II: Indian Judicial and Legal System, Historical Evolution of the Indian Legal System, Administration of Justice in India, Development of Legal Profession in India, Indian Advocates Act, Adversarial and Inquisitorial System, Indian Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Court Structure and Procedure in India, Quasi-Judicial Framework, Alternate Means of Dispute Resolution.
Module III: Fundamental Aspects of Law and its relevance to Space Law, Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Law of Crimes, Law of Property, Law of Consumer Protection, Law of Insurance, Law of Company, Law of Environment, Law of Cyber Space and Regulation, Law of Intellectual Property Rights, Law of Competition.
Module IV: Legal Research Methodology and Project Writing Techniques, Meaning and Objectives of Research, Types and Significance of Legal Research, Stages Involved in Legal Research Process, Criteria of Good Research, Current Trends in Legal Research, Problems Encountered by Researchers in India, Guidelines for researcher of project/seminar papers
1.1.2 Space Technology and Law
Module I: Introduction- This course examines a number of space and satellite law issues including: international space law treaties, Customary international space law including the history and theory of space law; resolutions: recommendations; cases; International inter-governmental space organizations and their move to corporatization; The position of commercial players; natural and juristic persons; joint ventures; The role and functioning of the International Telecommunications Union; State regulation on space; a comparative approach, Satellite telecommunications, Satellite broadcasting, Satellite technologies-Factual Background and Introduction to Technology-History and Development of Space Technology-Spaceflight, Satellites, Commercialization of space, Alien life, Living in space.
Module II: Technology of Space Applications- Earth Observation Data in Disaster Management, Satellite Data in the Analysis of the Catastrophic Flood, Satellite Data for Disaster Monitoring, Satellite Overview of Sentinel Asia, Optical/Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) Observation.
Module III: Relationship between Space Technology and Law of Space Applications- Astronomy, Aerospace Engineering, Peaceful and Non-peaceful uses, Space Applications for Remote Sensing, Environmental Protection, Disaster Predication, Warning and Mitigation, Management of Earth Resources, Satellite Navigation and Location Systems, Space Communication & Application
1.1.3 International Space Law
Module I: Introduction to International Law and International Space Law, Introduction to International Law, Nature of International Law, Relationship between International Laws and Domestic Laws, Sources and Subjects of International Law and International Space Law, Delimitation between Outer Space and Air Space.
Module II: International Space Law: Hard Law Approach, Outer Space Treaty 1967, Liability Convention 1972, Rescue Agreement 1968, Registration Convention 1975, Moon Agreement 1979.
Module III: International Space Law (Soft Law); UNESCO Declaration on Satellite Broadcasting 1972, Remote Sensing Principles 1992, Nuclear Power Sources Principles: 1986, UNIDROIT Space Protocol 2012, Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space (1963), ESA Convention 1980, Benefits Declaration 1966.
Module IV:International Space Law & Recent Developments, Commercialization of Space Activities, Space Tourism, Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space, Copyright in Outer Space Activities, Environmental Concerns in Outer Space, Space Debris, Militarization of Outer Space, Earth Observation: A developing country’s perspective, Private Participation in Outer Space Activities
1.1.4 Space Commercialization and Legal Issues
Module I: Introduction to Global Space Activities and Space Commerce, Global Space Economy, Inputs to Space Economy, Civilian Space Programmes In Government Budget Appropriations or Outlays For R&D, National Budgets For Space, Insurance Market For Space Activities, Innovation For Future Economic Growth: Patents, Space Launch Activities Worldwide, New Space Technology and Innovative Applications, National Space Commerce and Economy: Comparative Analysis, Sharing the benefits of Space Law and Economic Development, Space Law: Thinking Globally.
Module II: International Space Law on Space Commerce, Space Commerce Governance: Overview of the Legal Regime, Contemporary Space Industry, Space Commerce and its benefits, Commercial Development of the Outer Space Sector, International Space Law for Space Commerce: A Critique, Commercial Launches, Legal and Policy Perspectives, Space Commercialization and Third World.
Module III: Space Commerce and India, Space Commercialization and Third World, Organizational Structure for Space Commerce Governance in India, Space Economy of India, Space Products and Services: Commercial Perspectives, Regulatory Framework for Space Activities in India, Commercialization and Privatization of Space Industry India: Emerging Legal Challenges.
Module IV: Contemporary Challenges to Space Commerce, Transporting Legal Systems for Property Rights from Earth to Stars, Space Debris: Developing Countries Perspective, Challenges for Space Law in the era of Globalization, Outer Space and Continuous Need for Multilateral Treaty Making, The Continuous Need for Space Law-making, Proliferation of Negotiating Forums.

Course Coordinator

Prof.(Dr.)V.Balakista Reddy
Professor of International Law and Registrar
Head, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL)
Ph : +9140 – 23498103

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Administrative Contact

Ms. B. Nagalakshmi
Assistant Registrar
Ph : +9140 – 23498402

Ms. G. Usha Devi
Junior Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404

Mr. R.Ravi
Junior Assistant
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Mr. B. Vijay Kumar
Record Assistant
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Postal Address

Directorate of Distance Education
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, Shameerpet, Medchal District,
Hyderabad - 500101, Telangana, India.
Ph : +9140 – 23498404;Fax: +91 40 23498403

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