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Jul 29

Elisabeth Back Impallomeni – in memoriam

  Professor Elisabeth Back Impallomeni passed away on 28 June 2018 at home in her home town Padua, where she spent the most important part of her family and professional life. The funeral took place on 2 July at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Dome of Padua, followed by an academic ceremony at …

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Jul 09

2018 IISL/ECSL space law symposium at UN-COPUOS

IISL/ECSL Symposium on the occasion of the 57th Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Vienna International Centre, 9 April 2018 The 50th Anniversary of the Rescue and Return Agreement: Relevance and Challenges Report by Thea Flem Dethlefsen, Heejeong Vicky Jeong & Antonino Salmeri Read …

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Jun 30


  IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl was honoured to be included in the opening high-level panel at UNISPACE+50 on Monday 18 June 2018. Characterising the current environment as a time for reflection, he asked key questions of the many delegates representing multiple stakeholders which included both members and non-members of UNCOPUOS as well as non-governmental organisations …

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Jun 10

Montevideo statement by the IISL President

Montevideo statement by the International Institute of Space Law President Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl on the occasion of the GLAC conference in Montevideo, Uruguay.     Dear colleagues, The International Institute of Space Law (IISL), which is a sister organisation of IAF, is glad to support this GLAC 2018 conference. IISL is pleased to provide …

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May 17

Walter Thiebaut (1945-2018)

It is with great sadness that IISL announces the passing of Walter Thiebaut, on 19 April 2018 at the age of 72. He spent more than 30 years as a civil servant with the European Space Agency and its predecessor organisations, firstly at ELDO, then at ESRO. After his Doctorate in Law, obtained from KU …

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May 15

Patricia Margaret Sterns, JD (1952 – 2018)

Patricia M. Sterns was a longtime member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), and served two full terms on the Institute Board of Directors (1999-2007). She was an Honorary Director from 2008 until the time of her death. She served as a member and chair of the IISL’s Membership Committee for several years. …

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Feb 15

Dr George S. Robinson (1937-2018)

George Robinson graduated from Bowdoin College, Maine in 1960 with a BS in biology and chemistry. He earned an LLB at the University of Virginia, School of Law (1963), an LLM from McGill University Graduate Faculty’s Institute of Air and Space Law (1966), and the first Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL) degree awarded by the …

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Feb 13

IISL President gives statement to International Space Forum

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President of the International Institute of Space Law, gave a statement on behalf of the IISL at the International Space Forum, African Chapter in Nairobi, Kenya on 13 February 2018. IISL statement at the  International Space Forum

Dec 13

President’s Message to the 2017 Eilene M. Galloway Symposium

IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrog’s sends the following message to the 12th annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law, held December 13, 2017 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. IISL President’s Message to 2017 Galloway Symposium The Symposium website at has the day’s agenda and list of speakers.

Dec 13

IISL President gives welcome address to the 2017 Galloway symposium

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President of the International Institute of Space Law, gave a welcome address to the 12th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium held in Washington D.C. on 13 December 2017. Welcome address

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