What is the Declaration on the Rights of the Moon?

ABC Radio National / By Jackie Dent for Late Night Live

As a new space race kicks off, more countries and businesses are heading to the Moon and beyond.

A small group of space-thinkers and lawyers have raised concerns about activities that will take place on the moon, such as mining.

They have released a Declaration on the Rights of the Moon, which states the Moon has a meaningful existence of its own, independent of humans.

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