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Opinions, Articles, White Papers, and Policy Briefs exploring the intersecton of human rights and outer space

Research Area: Economic, Social and Cultural Law

This blog piece analyzes the October 2020 signing of the Artemis Accords - advancing how Sections 3, 6 and 9 of the Accords demonstrate an implied support for human rights in relation to the Right to Peace, Right to Life, and Right to Culture.

External - Conference Paper  - October 2020

Charting a Human Rights Framework for Outer Space Settlements

Research Area: Rule of Law

The following paper was submitted under the IISL COLLOQUIUM ON THE LAW OF OUTER SPACE Symposium, as part of the 2020 International Astronautical Congress.  The paper analyzes intersection of human rights and space, and outlines the extension of human rights to persons on celestial bodies. 

External - Article - September 2020

Extending human rights across the final frontier

Research Area: Economic, Social and Cultural Law

Published on Room - Space Journal of Asgardia, the article outlines the importance of human rights in space, describing how keeping space as a peaceful and cooperative domain can be supported by established international law principles and agreements.

Research Area: Environmental Law

Published on SpaceLegalIssues, the article examines the relationship between the UN Sustainable Development Goals, space applications, and human rights.

The article outlines how the use of space applications to address climate change impacts upon human rights enforcement, and analyzes how this can be elevated in adopting a human-rights based approach.

Research Area: Economic, Social and Cultural Law

Published on Filling-Space, the article outlines the general importance of exploring the intersection of human rights and outer space.

Filling-Space is a social enterprise aimed at democratizing engagement with space.tents of human rights and space law agreements addressing humanity's presence and activities across the final frontier.

Research Area: Health Law

This White Paper explores the need for the Right to a Breathable Atmosphere (RBA) as a fundamental and non-derogable absolute human right, the realization of which is central to the survival and prosperity of humanity within its collective endeavours across the final frontier.

Research Area: Economic, Social and Cultural Law

This webinar was presented during the Moon Society's 2020 Lunar Development Conference - highlighting how the extraterritorial application of human rights values and principles into the domain of outer space is central to the stability of permanent civilian settlements on the moon, and integral to humanity’s expansion across the final frontier.

Research Area: Economic, Social and Cultural Law

This blog piece advocates the need for gender inclusive language within the contents of human rights and space law agreements addressing humanity's presence and activities across the final frontier.

Internal - Article - June 2020

A Right to Peace in Space

Research Area: Law of War/Conflict

This article examines the need for human rights under the Right to Peace, to create a stable and cooperative international order in outer space. The article is part of the Lawfare in OuterSpace series  - an invitation for discussions on the ‘laws of war’ in outer space. 

Research Area: Economic, Social and Cultural Law

This White Paper outlines the history of the disability rights movement, highlights the challenges facing persons with disabilities in space, and explores the need to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities in outer space.

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