(EN) Space Resource Activities: Legal Dilemmas and Brief Possible Policy Positions

Martin Švec

Against the background of the ongoing debated over

the Draft Building Blocks for the Development of an International Framework on space resource activities (hereinafter referred to as “DBB”) issued by the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group,

we have identified following dilemmas:

I. International legal framework vs. domestic legal framework

II. Should the international legal framework address individuals?

III. Access to space resources – jurisdiction over space products vs. internationally recognized resource right ensured by the international framework

IV. Sharing of benefits: International legal framework vs. domestic legal framework

V. Coordination of mining activities: Do we need a special authority?

VI. Monitoring: Global problems require global monitoring

VII. Liability in case of damage resulting from space resources activities

VIII. Settlement of disputes: International adjudication