Analyse the current state of militarisation in space. What obligations does the Outer Space Treaty impose on States Parties that would limit or control the deployment of weapons in space? Does the Treaty – or any other instrument – make it illegal to establish a defensive shield of the type advocated by the United States of America in its long-standing “Star Wars” proposal?

Analyse the current state of militarisation in space. What obligations does the Outer Space Treaty impose on States Parties that would limit or control the deployment of weapons in space? Does the Treaty – or any other instrument – make it illegal to establish a defensive shield of the type advocated by the United States of America in its long-standing “Star Wars” proposal?