Does international space law either permit or prohibit the taking of resources in outer space and on celestial bodies, and how is this relevant for national actors? What is the context, and what are the contours and limits of this permission or prohibition?

A background paper was prepared, written by various authors under the overall responsibility of Professor Stephan Hobe, Cologne, Chair of the IISL Directorate of Studies, and presented to the IISL Board of Directors at its session of 26 March 2017.

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