The Jus Ad Astra Project – human rights in space

We are delighted to share the latest newsletter from the Jus Ad Astra Project regarding human rights in space, and a link to a recent article about the Project. As well as the rights to water, a breathable atmosphere, and a habitable environment, the ‘right to health’ is also an important human right, as humans cannot ‘survive and thrive’ in space if they do not have the right conditions for good health and wellbeing.

It was an honour to contribute to the blog post on “Space for all Humankind: Gendered Perspectives in Health” with Jane Andrews.

Jus Ad Astra Newsletter:
June 2022
WELCOME! Welcome to the June edition of the newsletter for Jus Ad Astra! In this newsletter, we will provide updates on the project and ways for members to contribute to its work.

UPDATES
1. Alyson Decker’s article “Working in Space: The Final Frontier of Remote Work” is published in the Northern Illinois University Law Review 

The article discusses the rise of remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its implications for employment in outer space. The piece explores the complex employment relationships in Earth and their application in outer space. 

Check it out here: Working in Space: The Final Frontier of Remote Work

2. Justin Diamond’s published a blog piece, “New Norms in Outer Space: Washington’s Direct Dissent from Direct Ascent”

The article explores the DA-ASAT moratorium by the United States, and its broader implication for human rights. 

Check it out here: New Norms in Outer Space: Washington’s Direct Dissent from Direct Ascent

3. Dr Rowena Christiansen and Jane Andrews have authored a blog piece on “Space for all Humankind: Gendered Perspectives in Health”

The article analyses the need to incorporate gendered perspectives in health, including the physiological differences between the sexes, to further equality in outer space. 

Check it out here: Space for all Humankind: Gendered Perspectives in Health

GET INVOLVED: JOIN THE PROJECT
Lawyers without Borders – Human Rights in Outer Space: The Jus Ad Astra Project
https://www.lwobkcl.co.uk/post/human-rights-in-outer-space-the-jus-ad-astra-project

Published by the ad astra vita project

The ad astra vita project aims to promote global space life sciences and health networking, including an annual international conference which is diverse, inclusive, and accessible, provide a resources portal related to medicine in austere and extreme environments, and offer a space health consultancy. It is a philanthropic not-for-profit initiative.

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