Category Archive: 2017

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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Jun 06

June 2017 newsletter

The June 2017 newsletter is now available. The newsletter contained an extensive report about this year’s Lachs Moot competition and its regional rounds. The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court World Semi-Finals and Finals will be held Tuesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 28, in Adelaide, Australia on the sidelines of the 68th International Astronautical …

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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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Apr 01

April 2017 newsletter

April’s International Institute of Space Law newsletter published a newsletter during March 2017. Among other topics, the newsletter discussed at length the IISL/ECSL 2017 Space Law Symposium – “Legal Models for Exploration, Exploitation and Utilization of Space Resources 50 years after the Adoption of the Outer Space Treaty” – held at the Vienna International Centre …

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