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Treatment of Extramundane Aborigines  
  Laws for aliens on their own planet.  

Very early expression of this idea.

It would have been easy to have brought two or three of them down, but McNulty would have crucified me for that. Earth laws were strict about treatment of extramundane aborigines.
Technovelgy from Symbiotica, by Eric Frank Russell.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1943
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See the discussion of relations with extraterrestrial life from Clifford Simak's Ogre (1944), the Noninterference With Other Worlds from In the Deep of Time (1879) by George Parsons Lathrop, the law of contact from Orphans of the Void (1952) by Orville Shaara, the Prime Directive from With Folded Hands (1947) by Jack Williamson, and alien self-government from Co-Operate or Else (1942) by A.E. van Vogt.

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