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Dec 20

IISL Position Paper on Space Resource Mining

The IISL has issued a position paper on space resource mining, adopted by consensus by the Board of Directors on 20 December 2015. IISL position paper on space resource mining

Dec 03

Recent national space lawmaking in the USA

On 25 November, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the so-called Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262). For the text, see https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2262/text. The law encompasses four titles: Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (acronym: SPACE) Commercial Remote Sensing Office of Space Commerce Space Resource Exploration and Utilization. Title I essentially amends the Commercial …

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Oct 25

Highlight Paper

In the course of the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) confirmed its approval to sponsor an Annual Highlight Paper (Paper). 2015-2016 is the first year a Highlight Paper will be selected. All practitioners and non-student academics with a minimum of 5 years of space law experience will …

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Oct 20

IISL 2015 election results

At the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) officially announced the results of the 2015 elections of candidates for vacant positions on the Board of Directors of the IISL. The result of the elections was as follows: For the office of IISL Vice-President: Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Germany) For nine …

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Oct 19

IISL Bylaws updated

The IISL General Assembly in Jerusalem agreed to amend article 3.4 of the IISL Bylaws. This proposal concerns the transition from Prospective membership to Individual membership and aims to provide additional clarity to the process, based on experience with the new statutes and bylaws since their adoption in 2012. 2015 IISL Bylaws

Jun 29

International Conference on Climate Change & Disaster Management

Held between 26-28 February 2915, this Conference, co-organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), addressed all aspects of the contribution of space activities to understanding and solving the problems of climate change and disaster management, from …

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Apr 09

5th Global Space and Satellite Forum

5th Global Space and Satellite Forum 26-27 May 2015 Officially endorsed by the UAE Space Agency and hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), the 5th Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF 2015) will bring together key regional and international stakeholders and decision makers from the space and satellite industry. GSSF …

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Mar 22

Annual IISL/ECSL space law symposium at UN-COPUOS

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) held the Space Law Symposium 2014 on the subject of “The regulatory needs for very small satellites” on Monday 24 March 2014. The event took place at the Vienna International Centre on the occasion of the 53rd Session of the Legal …

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Jan 04

3rd Manfred Lachs Space Law Conference on NewSpace Commercialisation and the Law

The IISL has accepted to be a collaborating institution for the 3rd Manfred Lachs Space Law Conference on NewSpace Commercialisation and the Law, organised by the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law on 16-17 March 2015 at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada. IISL members will benefit from a reduced registration fee. Speakers are exempted …

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Nov 15

9th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law

The IISL is happy to announce that the 9th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues of Space Law, will be held on December 10, 2014, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is Non-Traditional Commercial Space Activities: Legal & Policy Challenges, Opportunities, and Ways Forward. Please find a tentative agenda below. It is …

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