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    Has your nation Ratified this treaty?

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    I wanted to try this out in addition to the vote thread. It might represent the two stage ratification again, but I'll review for the next treaty based on response here
    I would like to see more than "I sign" such as with EDMs in the HoC, and write a short paragraph on why your nation would support such a Treaty. Also use the official name of your country (easy reference - look on wikipedia, top right of the page should say it ). Thanks


    Treaty regarding The Use of Outer Space and Other Celestial Bodies
    submitted by The Republic of Turkey


    Understanding the common interest in nations concerning outer space and its exploration.

    Believing that the exploration and use of outer space should be restricted to peaceful acts for the betterment of mankind as a whole.

    Urging states to understand that the ‘weaponization’ of space can only lead to unnecessary tensions and dangers.

    Convinced that this treaty will further the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

    Having agreed on the following:
    Article I


    The exploration and use of Outer Space, including all celestial bodies, shall be carried out in order to achieve the interests of all mankind. Outer Space and all celestial bodies shall be free for all nations to explore without discrimination, on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law.

    Article II



    All parties to the treaty shall not place any weapons, whether they be weapons of mass destruction or not, in orbit or on the moon or on other celestial bodies.

    The Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used by all states Parties to the Treaty exclusively for peaceful functions. All nations party to the treaty will not establish military bases, installations or fortifications or any testing of weapons on the moon or any other celestial body.

    However, the use of military personnel or any other apparatus required for scientific research or any other peaceful purposes shall not be prohibited. The protection of mankind from extraterrestrial beings, however, is a reason why the militarization of space ma be necessary. This militarization will be carried out by the UN following an order by the Secretary General.

    Article III


    States Parties to the treaty shall regard astronauts as emissaries of mankind in outer space and shall render to them all possible assistance in the event of accident, distress or emergency landing on the territory of another state party. Their presence will also be welcomed, in this case, and not nations will act with hostility upon them. The nations of these astronauts, as well as the Secretary General of the United Nations, will be alerted on their location and condition if such an event occurs.

    Article IV



    1) This treaty shall be open to all states for signature.
    2) This treaty shall be open to all signatories for ratification and will be in effect once ratification occurs.
    3) Any State party to the Treaty may propose amendments to the treaty.
    4) Any State party to the Treaty may withdraw but must give six months' notice.
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    Nations Which Have Ratified the Treaty

    The French Republic
    The Republic of Liberia
    The Republic of Turkey
    The Republic of Cyprus
    The Portugese Republic
    The Republic of Poland
    House of Commons
    The Republic of Malta.
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    The DPRK will not be signing this.

    China will not be signing this.

    [ooc]I'll pass this to the HoC, just to see what they would do. [/ooc]
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    The French Republic hereby signs the Arms Race In Space Treaty and signals its intention to ratify the measures outlined.
    For the last 40 years, space has been the ultimate arena for international cooperation between countries previously opposed to one another. The International Space Station is testament to what mankind can achieve when we work together peacefully in space, and France wants this to continue.
    By weaponizing space, we set a dangerous precedent that would shatter the neutrality that space affords us, and would be counterproductive in the peaceful exploration of the worlds beyond our own.
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    The Republic of Congo will not be signing this treaty.
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    The Republic of Liberia hereby signs the Arms Race In Space Treaty. As citizens of the world, it is of the utmost importance that we agree to protect that which is not ours. We can only hope that through protection and peaceful exploration comes knowledge.
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    The Republic of Turkey hereby signs the Arms Race in Space treaty. As a nation fully committed to peace and co-operation, The Republic of Turkey strengthens its argument that outer space should be explored rather than militarized. The Republic of Turkey feels that a superfluous amount of resources is being wasted on weaponization when it can be used in a more productive manner. By signing this treaty, The Republic of Turkey commits itself to abide by the articles of the treaty and respect its laws for peace. This is one step in the direction on a unified and empathetic human race.
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    The Republic of Cyprus believes that this treaty will spearhead a new, non-weaponised approach which can be used to achieve greater mutual understanding around the world for a peaceful cause.
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    The Portuguese Republic would like to sign this treaty in the belief that space should not be used as a defense mechanism against any country, and that any warfare or disputes should be kept within the boundaries of this planet. We believe the weaponisation of space will severely inhibit our ability as an international community to further explore space and find new ways of using it to the benefit of all of us.
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    The Republic of Poland hereby signs this treaty and would like to express wholehearted support for this treaty, It is a great step in developing peaceful international relations.
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    [ooc] Unofficial, delete if you want/need mrgd[/ooc]

    The Student Room House of Commons (TSR HoC) signs this Treaty.
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    The RoK will not be signing this treaty, we feel that while they are dangerous "rouge" states and terrorist groups, all pursuing weapons of mass destruction, we feel all nations have the right to defend ourselves, including using space for defensive purposes.
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    The Federal Republic of Nigeria will not be signing this treaty
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    Malta will sign this.

    The UNEA would sign this if it could.
 
 
 
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