Category Archive: 2017

Oct 12

October 2017 newsletter

The October 2017 newsletter is now available. With the IAC in Adelaide just behind us, we announce the IISL Awards, talk about the Moot Court Competition Semi-Finals and Finals and feature some words of appreciation from the IISL President. If you have items for the newsletter, please contact the editorial team of the IISL.   …

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Oct 04

Memorandum of Understanding between the IAF, IAA, and the IISL

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) recently concluded an agreement of cooperation and mutual understanding between their organizations, especially concerning cooperation related to the yearly International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the space community’s most important annual space congress. A copy of the agreement is …

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Oct 03

Results of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

At the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organized the Final Rounds of the 2017 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Altogether, world-wide 74 teams participated in the four Regional Rounds. The World Finals on 28 September 2017 were judged by one former Member and two …

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Oct 02

IISL Awards 2017

At the 2017 IAC in Adelaide, Australia, the following awards were presented by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL): • A Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Andrei Terekhov (Russia). • A Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Ranjana Kaul (India). • A Distinguished Service Award to Mr. Niklas Hedman (Sweden). • An Award of Appreciation …

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Oct 01

IISL Board Elections

At the 2017 IAC in Adelaide, Australia, the following two persons were elected Vice Presidents of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL): • Prof. Dr Setsuko Aoki (Japan) • Dr K.R. Sridhara Murthi (India) Prof. Dr Diane Howard (United States) was re-elected as Executive Secretary, whereas Mr Dennis Burnett (United States) was re-elected as …

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Sep 07

September 2017 newsletter

The September 2017 newsletter is now available. In this edition, the IISL publishes details of the Annual Awards Dinner which will be held on Thursday 28 September at the Mortlock Chambers, State Library of South Australia (in Adelaide). On another matter, the IISL needs some help with videography and photography in Adelaide. If you are …

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Aug 31

2017 Lachs Moot – Adelaide, Australia

The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, organised annually by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) will take place during the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. There, the winning teams of the four regional competitions in North America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe will meet to compete for the World Finals held …

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Aug 24

John B Gantt (1939-2017)

John Basil Gantt, Sr. passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 after battling dementia. Many IISL Members may remember John Gantt.  John was very active in the Space Law Moot Court and judged the North American Regional Competition numerous times. John also enjoyed writing the Moot Court Problems, authored the 1994 Problem and co-authored the …

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Aug 23

August 2017 newsletter

The August 2017 newsletter is now available. In this edition, the IISL publishes details of the Annual Awards Dinner which will be held on Thursday 28 September at the Mortlock Chambers, State Library of South Australia (in Adelaide). On another matter, the IISL needs some help with videography and photography in Adelaide. If you are …

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Jun 14

IISL Letter to US Senate

The IISL Board of Directors recently submitted a letter for the record to US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness May 23 hearing “Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space.” The letter is available here: IISL Board Letter …

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