This sounds wonderful—I've toyed around with notions of a "declaration of rights for nonhumans," and would be generally curious to ponder how to get "good-ancestorhood" into policy. I'm a writer and artist, not a policy scholar or advocate, so I'm interested in this in terms of long cultural arcs. Will follow up via email.
Where's the role of sousveillance in maintaining such spaces? The high seas is expensive to get to and a hotly contested military and economic space, but space is more so by many magnitudes in both areas. How do we make sure policies are followed?