Observer Research Foundation Report: Code of Conduct on Space – India Should Lead the Way

May 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Joanne irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

Source: Observer Research Foundation

As the two codes of conduct on space – European Union’s (EU) Code of Conduct (COC) on Space and the Stimson Code – are gaining momentum in the international arena, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a roundtable on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to discuss India’s concerns with these codes. A consensus emerged among the experts present during the discussion about the need for India to take the lead in shaping the guidelines for code of conduct on space and the requisition to carry forward the debate.

Presentations were made by three panellists – Dr. Ajey Lele of the Institute of Defence and Security Analyses, Dr. Rajeswari Rajagopalan of ORF and Dr. C. Raja Mohan of the Centre for Policy Research – who highlighted various aspects of the EU and Stimson Code of Conduct and also offered suggestions on how India can advance its interests while looking at various options. More…


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