Taking into account United Nations General Assembly Resolution 110 (II) of 3 November 1947, which condemned propaganda aimed at or likely to provoke or promote a threat to peace, a breach of the peace or aggression, and considering that the above-mentioned resolution applies to outer space, Russia has submitted to the Conference on Disarmament, on 10 June, an updated draft working paper with China, “Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space, the Threat or Use of Force against Outer Space Objects (PPWT)” Relevant changes include the omission of the definition of “outer space”, changes to other definitions and adaptations to article IV on the right to self-defence. FAISAL IBRAHIM (Nigeria) said that outer space must continue to be protected as a common heritage of mankind, especially since related technologies had produced a number of innovations. At the same time, its exploration should be carried out for the benefit of all countries. The prevention of an arms race is urgent because of the fear that existing instruments are not sufficient to prevent the weaponization of outer space. In this context, he called for a legally binding instrument and welcomed the work of the group of governmental experts. People with large space capabilities have a special responsibility and should refrain from activities that undermine current agreements. For its part, Nigeria has increasing space capabilities for development purposes. From 19 to 30 The Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space held its fifty-first meeting in Vienna. The committee`s report pointed out that the Outer Space Treaty does not sufficiently prohibit the placement of conventional weapons in outer space and called for a dialogue between the Legal Subcommittee and the CD to address this. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Act of 1958 also refers to the peaceful purposes of research and space and states that “Congress declares here that it is the policy of the United States that space activities should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the good of all mankind.” .
Space Demilitarization Agreement
By Marek Gwóźdź|2021-10-08T20:10:12+02:00październik 8th, 2021|