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An update on space law and ethics

Earlier this week, Lawyers Weekly’s sister brand, Space Connect, hosted the Space Summit 2024. At that event, three legal experts discussed the latest and most pressing ethical considerations pertaining to the proliferation of activity in space and the accompanying legal developments.

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Panel moderator Jerome Doraisamy spoke with Professor Melissa de Zwart from the University of Adelaide, King & Wood Mallesons partner Annabel Griffin, and Akin senior counsel Dr Michael Mineiro about the headline current ethical issues and concerns in space law, how well placed Australian laws and regulations are to deal with the state of affairs, balancing free enterprise against notions of no ownership in space, and the laws regarding the mining of space resources.

The panel also delved into national security considerations, the ethical questions about sending humans to the moon, future tech such as environmental modification in space, and future predictions and warnings about ethics as it pertains to the “space race” and beyond.


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