“Space Laws” by Dr Stuart in the World Today


Yours truly is very flattered to be the cover story of this week’s The World TodayWorld Today Cover, the journal of Chatham House. It’s a brilliant image that they used as well. The collection of articles on “Space, the final front line” includes a piece by Kazuto Sazuki, who has previously contributed to Space Policy as well.

My article is here: “Star Laws: Jill Stuart outlines the legal framework in which the militarization of space has evolved“.

“Space may be a physical vacuum, but it is not a legal one. Regulation of military activity in space dates back to the 1950s, and continues to evolve – both restraining states in some of their activities, and offering opportunities through legal loopholes for those wanting to exploit it. Future regulation needs to address the complicated nature of both space hardware and also those entities that are able to use it.”

See the full article at The World Today issue February/ March 2016 issue.

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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