Category Archive: 2014

Dec 31

57th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (2014)

The 57th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space took place in Toronto, Canada during October 2014. Every year at the International Astronautical Congress, the IISL holds its Colloquium. Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status …

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Dec 15

Correction/Clarification 2015 Compromis Case Caption

The names of the parties and their corresponding designation as Applicant and Respondent in the caption to the Compromis were inadvertently inverted from the order in which their submissions are made to the Court. To correct the error, the case is being re-captioned as SPIDR, Applicant, and URA, Respondent. We sincerely regret any confusion which …

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Nov 15

9th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law

The IISL is happy to announce that the 9th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues of Space Law, will be held on December 10, 2014, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is Non-Traditional Commercial Space Activities: Legal & Policy Challenges, Opportunities, and Ways Forward. Please find a tentative agenda below. It is …

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Nov 01

Updated 2014 Lachs Moot rules available

The Lachs Moot competition has updated its general rules. This document is available below. 2014 Lachs Moot Rules

Oct 01

2014 Lachs Moot winners

The 2014 World Finals were held at the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Court of Law, Old City Hall, Toronto, Canada on 3 October 2014. Total participating universities numbered 61 in the four regions. The 2014 problem was the Case Concerning Satellite Electromagnetic Interference (Akera v. Mheni) authored by Mahulena Hofmann (Czech Rep.), assisted …

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Aug 27

2015 Manfred Lachs Problem

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) released the Problem for the 24nd Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2015. The student competition is based on a hypothetical space law dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Preliminary competitions will be held between March and June 2015 in North America, Europe, Africa, …

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Mar 15

2014 IISL/ECSL space law symposium at UN-COPUOS

On the occasion of the 52nd Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UNCOPUOS this March, the IISL and ECSL organised the annual Symposium for delegates of the Legal Subcommittee. The topic was “The UNIDROIT Space Protocol” and included 6 presentations. The presentations are available.  

Feb 16

Space Security and Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities

The China University of Political Science and Law will host the international conference:       Space Security and Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities in Beijing, China, on 25 May, 2014. This event will be held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (23-24 May, 2014). Interested …

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Feb 15

2014 Lachs Moot problem clarifications issued

After requests for clarification, a new document has been issued. 2014 Problem Clarifications