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The Registration Project First Public Workshop – Registering Lunar Activities: Possible Solutions to the Shortcomings of Current Law and Practice
June 24, 2021 @ 17:00 – 19:00 CEST
The Registration Project was launched to address the shortcomings of existing law and practice regarding registration as humankind returns to the Moon. The Project is a joint venture of the Moon Village Association (MVA) and the Global Space Law Center (GSLC) at Cleveland State University.
The Registration Project’s first public workshop will take place via Zoom on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 17:00 to 19:00 CET (11 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT). The purpose of the workshop is to receive comments and suggestions from experts outside of the Registration Project membership as well as from the general public.
The Workshop is being hosted by Moon Dialogs
Dr Mark Sundahl, Professor of Law and Director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University
Antonino Salmeri, Lead of SGAC’s E.A.G.L.E. Team and Doctoral Research in Space Law at the University of Luxembourg
Jessy Kate Schingler, Director of Governance and Policy at the Open Lunar Foundation
THE DUTY TO REGISTER SPACE OBJECTS
The obligation to register space objects on a public registry is a fundamental principle of the law of outer space. In a field where many principles lay untested, the obligation to register has a long history of compliance. Counting thousands of registrations, the Registration Convention (RC) is arguably the most utilized space treaty.
OVERVIEW OF THE REGISTRATION PROJECT
The Registration Project was launched in 2021 to address the shortcomings of existing law and practice regarding the registration as humankind returns to the Moon. This self-governed working group is a joint venture of the Moon Village Association (MVA) and the Global Space Law Center (GSLC) at Cleveland State University. The group consists of 25 members from around the world drawn from industry, academia, government, and nongovernmental organizations. The ultimate work product of the Registration Project will be a White Paper to be submitted to the COPUOS in order to encourage the multilateral discussion of issues related to registration law and practice. This White Paper will also be shared with the MVA’s Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGLSA) in order to supplement the GEGSLA’s work regarding registration.