By rethinking the origin story of international law, one which does not exclude the Global South, scholars of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) aim to restructure the existing framework of Global Space Governance. In addition, the Cosmopolitan Approaches to International Law (CAIL) was suggested to work hand-in-hand with the development of TWAIL in space and its governance.
On the 12th of May 2021, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) released a Lunar Governance Report outlining the ideas and proposals of the young generations for the inclusive, effective and adaptive regulation of lunar activities. The Report is accessible online and is accompanied by an Executive Summary and a Lunar Manifesto.
When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon on July 20th 1969, they announced to come in peace, on behalf of all humankind. Two years before, the Outer Space Treaty (OST) had consecrated outer space as a shared area beyond national jurisdictions, to be peacefully explored and used for the benefit and in the interest of all countries.