United Nations - Supranational Governance

At the United Nations Level, Forward Progress is at a Stalemate

Like it or not, Space Law is written at the U.N. Level. National representatives come together each year under the auspices of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at UN-Vienna to hash out legal issues pertaining to the cosmos .70 people in a meeting most will never hear of are deciding issues that affect over 7 billion natural persons, and their descendants, in Outer Space. 

The Space Law Stalemate (Supranational Stupidity)

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 - which is neutral on property rights in space (125+ countries on board)
The Moon Treaty - Article 11 opposes private property rights in space (only 17 countries on board)

Let's say a new treaty favorable to private property in space were to be drafted:
The concept of this new treaty would have to be approved by all 71 COPUOS delegations (unanimous consent)

Problem - Stalemate Ahead:

This hypothetical "pro-property rights" treaty would directly conflict with the ideologies of the "anti-property" language of the Moon Treaty. The following nations, who have ratified the Moon Treaty, having written it into their national law, would certainly in opposition to our "new treaty".

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, and Uruguay.

The "unanimous consent" required for the establishment of new space treaties under the UN framework would not be achieved; Our "pro-property"would be killed in its cradle. Thus rendering future legislation through the U.N. in favor of property rights is mathematically impossible.


It is up to mankind to implement the solution, directly on the United Nations Level

Legislation concerning Outer Space and the Deep SeaBed under international waters, both with serious implications for territorial sovereignty beyond national borders, are being hammered out behind closed doors, by appointed delegates, on the United Nations level - a level of government that by definition is inaccessible to the public.

With mankind shut out of the process, free reign can be had on the U.N. level to create international regimes with outright sovereignty over all territory outside national jurisdiction.  Left un-checked, the supranational governance in place over Outer Space will grow more and more hostile toward property rights, and private interest as a whole I call for a permanent platform on the U.N. level for the private sector to participate in legislation that affects all of us.  .

See: Space Law Stalemate - by Wes Faires