Communications with extraterrestrial intelligence: a new dimension of space law

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Although little progress has recently been made in concrete law, the development of two inter-related declarations regarding detection and reaction to it, has carried matters further. The declarations are summarised. It is time to formulate their principles as a document suitable for discussion within COPUOS, with the intention that eventually the General Assembly should adopt a Declaration of Principles, with the advantages of the status of such a declaration. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-757
Number of pages7
JournalActa Astronautica
Issue number10-12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000


  • SETI
  • interference

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