Associate Director of the Program in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law Charles Stotler moderated a panel on ‘The Outer Space Governance Framework” as part of a UNIDIR Space Security Workshop held at the United Nations in New York in January.
The workshop served as a primer for an informal consultative meeting of UN delegates convened to share their views on the work of a Group of Governmental Experts on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space. The informal meeting was mandated by UN General Assembly as a means for all UN member States to engage in interactive discussions on potential elements of a legal instrument addressing the prevention of an arms race in outer space and the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space.
The panel featured Jessica West, program officer with project plowshares and Daniel Porras, space security fellow with UNIDIR. The panelists were joined by Laura Grego, senior scientist for the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists.