Promoting the principles governing outer space activities

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) is the global association for space law with individual and institutional members from almost 50 countries.

The IISL’s key mission is the promotion of further development of space law and expansion of the rule of law in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

“The IISL is an association of all and for all, who intend to promote space law research, teaching, practising and diplomacy, which provides perspective, inclusion and adheres to the principle that the rule of law is at the basis for benefit, welfare, fairness, as well as efficiency.”

Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President


Register for the IISL Annual Awards Dinner

The IISL has arranged for an Annual Awards Dinner to be held on Thursday 28 September at the Mortlock Chambers, State Library of South Australia (in Adelaide). Pre-dinner drinks are to be served in the Treasurer’s Wall beginning at 7:00 p.m. Seating for dinner will begin at approximately 19:20. You will be welcomed to the event at 19:30.  Dinner, awards and desert will follow and the evening will conclude at 22:30.

There are two registration options:  registration for one person (€95), or registration for two persons (€190).

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International Astronautical Federation

International Academy of Astronautics


The IISL has an active and growing online community – visit the members’ site to regularly update your details.

Donate to the IISL!

Your donation will help us with the following; you are welcome to tell us how you would like your donation to be used, or leave it to the Board of Directors to allocate the funds:

The IISL Young Scholars Fund was created in 2011 to support the achievements of various students participating in each of the 4 Regional Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and Africa). The Fund grants monetary awards to the Winning Team, the Team with the Best Memorials and the Best Oralist of each Regional Round.

The IISL General Fund aims to increase the financial resources of the IISL, so that it can create more and better events and publications, improve the efficiency of its day-to-day management (now solely dependent on volunteers), and to reimburse some of the expenses. The funds will also be used for the Annual Awards dinner, and acknowledgements on the website and printed materials can be arranged.

Since 2010, the IISL is recognised by the Dutch tax authorities as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). Natural and legal persons making donations to a PBO may deduct their gifts from their Dutch income or corporate income tax. More info…

Registration for 2018 Manfred Lachs Asia-Pacific Region EXTENDED to 22 January

The Registration Deadline for the Asia-Pacific Region of the 2018 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has been extended by one week to 22 January. Asia Pacific

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January 2018 Newsletter

The January 2018 newsletter is now available at: Highlights include: President’s New Years message. The IAC 2018 Call for Abstracts has opened. Vote in the 2018 IISL Awards. If you have items for the newsletter, please contact the editorial team of the IISL.

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