Category Archive: 2017

May 02

May 2017 newsletter

The International Institute of Space Law published a newsletter during May 2017. The IISL Board of Directors met for its Spring meeting in Vienna. The 19 participants from 13 countries reviewed the series of successful events in 2016, approved new individual and institutional members (amongst them the European Space Agency and McGill University) and adopted …

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Apr 26

2017 IISL/ECSL space law symposium at UN-COPUOS

The International Institute of Space Law and European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) held the IISL/ECSL Symposium on “Legal models for exploration, exploitation and utilization of space resources 50 years after the adoption of the Outer Space Treaty” during April. The event took place at the Vienna International Centre on the occasion of the 56th Session …

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Mar 30

IISL DoS study on Space Resource Mining

Does international space law either permit or prohibit the taking of resources in outer space and on celestial bodies, and how is this relevant for national actors? What is the context, and what are the contours and limits of this permission or prohibition? A background paper was prepared, written by various authors under the overall …

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Mar 04

March 2017 newsletter

The International Institute of Space Law published a newsletter during March 2017. In this edition we look forward to the 56th COPUOS Legal Subcommittee which begins on 27 March in Vienna. The IISL / ECSL Space Law Symposium is on the first day of the Legal Subcommittee, and this year’s symposium will focus on space …

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Feb 21

25 Years of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

This book celebrates 25 years of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition of the International Institute of Space Law. It contains information grouped by year, including summaries of the Problems, names of participating schools, winners, runners up, best memorial and best oralist winners and more. There are numerous photos showing the hard work of students, …

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Feb 10

Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition – Responses to Requests for Clarification

The 2017 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition committee has issues the Responses to Requests for Clarification (Perovsk v. Titan). Download here  

Feb 07

IISL Proceedings now online

Eleven Publishing has now placed all IISL proceedings online in a fully searchable online portal. IISL Online is the new online database for the annual proceedings of the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space, including the IAA-IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtables, as well as the papers presented at the IISL-ECSL Space Law Symposia held on the occasion …

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Feb 07

February 2017 newsletter

The International Institute of Space Law published a newsletter during February 2017. The newsletter is aimed at the IISL membership, keeping those interested in space law informed about the latest news from the Institute and about developments in space law in general. If you have items for the newsletter, please contact the editorial team of …

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Feb 06

Call for Abstracts

Deadline 28 February 2017 This year’s IAC takes place in Adelaide from to September 23-27 and IISL looks forward to welcoming as many of its members as possible to this annual event. IISL would like to invite those members interested in submitting an abstract for any of its technical sessions to do so. The success …

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Jan 27

50 years of the Outer Space Treaty

Fifty years ago, on 27 January 1967, the Outer Space Treaty was opened for signature. As a successful undertaking in international diplomacy, and one that helped foster the global development of outer space as a realm of humankind’s activities, the importance of this event warrants reflection. Many experts in international law believe that the fundamental …

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