Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Star Trek and Space Law
My research into Space Law, in particular the concept of the Common Heritage of Mankind (CHM), indicated to me that there is a definite thematic similarity to the well known Prime Directive, the familiar regulation from Star Fleet that seems to only be observed in the breach. As a result, I've written an article that looks at these links and I was delighted that this was included in the Star Trek themed edition of Astrosociological Insights, which is available here:
My article starts on page 8. If you have any comments about this, do let me know. Comparing the two has proved to be a useful and humorous way of understanding the CHM, which is not always the most direct of principles to grasp.