SGAC Ethics & Human Rights Working Group
Date of Creation : Unkown
Relevance : maintains the Space Ethics library + represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. + has founding principles embedding non-exploitative ethical principles for non-human agents.
The Human Rights Working Group, is a Working group of the Space Generation Advisory Council, with the vision to identify how space technology can best contribute to the realization of the United Nations objectives on Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit (US 501(c)3) organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.
Founding Principles of the Ethics & Human Rights Working Group:
A commitment to the rights of all humans and respect for the moral standing of the living creatures and systems with whom we share our planet.
A commitment to a non-exploitative relationship with the Earth, space, and any potential non-Earth life-forms for the sake of scientific and peaceful collaborative exploration.
A commitment to non-proliferation of war or conflict on Earth or in space, and critical engagement with any potential partners whose activities expand or worsen conflict.
A recognition of the priority of Earthly processes and conflicts as primary in our struggle for justice, including an entirely intersectional and critical approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
A commitment to the recognition of space exploration as fundamentally nested within, and driven by, dominant political and socio-economic power-relations on Earth, and the need to embed efforts to advance ethical space activities with their rightful social contexts.
A commitment to the advancement of space technology and exploration in a pluralistic notion of benefits and progress, in which comfort and well-being are not concentrated among few, but instead across all of humanity.
Developed the Space Ethics library