The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) has published its number 3(2) and has made this edition available online (you can find a copy here), a special issue on the interface between space law and international economic law. This volume has tried to examine some of the many fascinating international economic and financial law issues emerging from man’s foray into space. This includes the role of WTO law in regulating private and public space activity, choice of law issues for international agreements, including financing agreements, anti-competitive behaviour, application of the intellectual property regime to space, etc.
IJIEL is a peer-reviewed journal produced by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, funded by the Indian government sponsored chair on WTO law at NLSIU. The mandate of the journal encompasses all aspects of international economic law, especially from a developing country perspective.
As a young journal the IJIEL tries to focus on new, contemporary and interesting areas and issues. One such area is the interface between international economic law and space law, particularly topics such as the umbrella of common benefit and interest which covers international trade in space products and information, or the international financial implications of multilateral space operations, or the extension of competition law, intellectual property rights and private international law to space operations, etc.
Thanks to Abhimanyu George Jain, Chief-Editor, IJIEL, for drawing our attention to this.