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I've started on the tagging, and I've already noticed two related tags: and . The few questions I've noticed could be tagged with either, as far as I can tell.

  1. Are we going to pick one? If so:
  2. Which one will it be?
  3. Or would make more sense?
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    $\begingroup$ [space-law] has the advantage of sounding really awesome $\endgroup$ – JohnB Jul 16 '13 at 22:37
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The asker makes good points, and I don't see the need to split up the tag which will probably be 99% and 1% . I suggest we just use .

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    $\begingroup$ This seems particularly appropriate since one might have national (or more local) laws which are not specifically about space (e.g., use of radio frequencies) but which can influence operations in space. $\endgroup$ – Paul A. Clayton Jul 17 '13 at 12:04
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I'm thinking should be for questions relating to laws that are not specifically for space, whereas should be used for questions relating to laws that were specifically drafted for space.

Example:

  • Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty would be because it is also for fully ground based weaponry, not just space based weaponry.
  • Outer Space Treaty would be because it was specifically written and only applies to actions in space.
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    $\begingroup$ Under that definition, wouldn't every question tagged international-law, but not space-law, be off-topic? $\endgroup$ – Gwen Jul 17 '13 at 2:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Gwenn the activities in space not being the subject of space law, can be still subject of international law, for example when it comes to crimes committed outside the territory of any state. $\endgroup$ – Danubian Sailor Jul 17 '13 at 3:14
  • $\begingroup$ Fundamentally, this is a site about space. I don't think there is enough difference between space law and international law to warrant their own tag, simply having law seems adequate. $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Jul 18 '13 at 18:31

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