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 in conjunction with the annual IISL Colloquium. The name of this year’s Moot Court Problem is the “Case Concerning Lunar Facilities and Withdrawal from the Outer Space Treaty (Pervosk v Titan).” The Moot Problem presents issues relating to interference with the activities of states in the use of lunar resources and the resolution of the dispute under the principles of ex aequo et bono (Pervosk v Titan). The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday, 26 September in a closed sessions at the Adelaide Convention Center. The Final Round will be held the afternoon of Thursday, 28 September at the Federal Court in Adelaide and will be judged by two current and one former members of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Following the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the Final Round, the IISL will host its annual dinner.

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