Category Archive: 2012

Dec 31

55th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (2012)

The 55th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space took place in Naples, Italy during October 2012. 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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Nov 30

2012 Lachs Moot winners

The World Finals were held on 4 October 2012 at the Palazzo du Mesnil of the Università degli studi di Napoli ‘lOrientale’, Naples, Italy. The 2012 problem was the Case concerning On-orbit Collision, Non-cooperative Satellite Removal, and Damages (Verona v. Montague), written by James Rendleman (USA). Click here to download brochure   Winner, Lee Love …

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Nov 04

International Geophysical Year (IGY) report

The IISL together with partners the IAF and IAA have produced this report on the International Geophysical Year. The IGY was a global co-operation for scientific study of various geophysical aspects and phenomena of the Earth and near-earth space. The programme included numerous disciplines collecting data in world-wide co-operation during the period 1 July 1957 …

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Apr 30

Michel Bourély (1920-2012)

Dr Michel Bourély passed away on 26 April 2012, aged 92. Michel Bourély was born in Dakar, Senegal on 1 January 1920 to Joseph Bourély and Geneviève Berguerand. Upon returning from Senegal, Michel Bourély lived with his parents in cities where his father, an artillery officer in the colonial garrison had been posted – first …

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Mar 30

Gyula Gál (1926 – 2012)

On 19 March 2012 after a serious illness Dr Gyula Gál Hungarian space lawyer has passed away in Budapest. He was a member of the IISL Board of Directors (1981 – 1996) and later its honorary director. He was born in 1926 in Debrecen, Hungary. Studied in the Reformed College and University of his native …

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Feb 27

Carl Q. Christol (1913-2012)

Carl Quimby Christol, who pioneered the field of international space law, died of natural causes at his home in Santa Barbara, California on 22 February 2012 at the age of 98. Christol was a member of the faculty of the University of Southern California from 1949 to 1987 and authored numerous academic texts including “The …

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