The evolution of aerospace technology presents constant challenges to the international community, in the quest to guarantee the sustainability of space activities. The use of space resources has great potential for the future of humanity.
Following its vocation of promoting academic research on current themes, the Catholic University of Santos joined the Hague International Working Group on Space Resources Governance (“The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group”), an international consortium composed of governments, universities, companies and civil society in the debate on the regime applicable to activities involving space resources.
The Hague Group approved a regulatory framework on the subject in 2019, with a view to establishing the basis for international discussions on the potential development of an international regulatory framework, without prejudice to form and structure. The document gained international recognition, influencing both national bills and the debate at the United Nations. It is justified to study the legacy of the Hague Group for the development of Space Law, as well as the relevance of international cooperation for the promotion of peaceful uses of space.
Through sessions of lectures and work presentations, the objective is to debate the results of the Hague Group regarding the global governance of space resources, in view of a possible agreement or multilateral instrument, in order to develop perspectives on the subject , with particular regard to the interests of developing countries.
In this scenario, holding the event in Brazil, a regional power in space matters, will allow the strategic discussion of relevant issues of Space Law and Policy, fostering research and debates throughout the region.
The Workshop is directed to academics and professionals involved with space themes, including the legal and political spheres, from the public and private sectors, as well as university students, representatives of civil society, industry and the general public.