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Regulating for Disruption: A Case Study of the Outer Space Law Reform

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dc.contributor.author Churchill, James
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-06T21:17:59Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T23:12:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-06T21:17:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T23:12:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20877
dc.description.abstract Technology is changing the world faster than ever before, and many conventional industries are at risk of being disrupted. If New Zealand want be successful in a changing environment it needs to be prepared to facilitate more innovative and technologically intensive industries. This paper considers the law reform process that has sought to develop a framework for a commercial launch industry in New Zealand. By using this process as a case study some broader insight is provided into how effective New Zealand’s law reform process is at regulating for disruption. This paper begins by telling the story of Rocket Lab and Peter Beck in order to demonstrate why this reform was necessary. It then considers several discrete elements of the law reform process such as: the framing of the outer space reform, the incorporation of bilateral and multilateral treaties, regulation through contract and integration of the outer space reform within New Zealand’s environmental law framework. This paper discusses some of the unique and innovative approaches that characterise this reform. It also criticises are few elements of New Zealand’s law reform process and considers how they can be improved. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Rocket Lab en_NZ
dc.subject Outer space en_NZ
dc.subject Law reform en_NZ
dc.subject Disruption en_NZ
dc.subject Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act en_NZ
dc.title Regulating for Disruption: A Case Study of the Outer Space Law Reform en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180105 Commercial and Contract Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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