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Certificate of Gratitude

Categories and application

The Institute gives out annual awards in five categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Certificate of Gratitude
  • Space Law Award for Young Achievers

The Awards nomination form and guide can be found below. The winners of IISL awards are listed beneath.

Awards Nomination Form

For submission of 2020 IISL Award proposals, the deadline is 29 February 2020.

 

IISL awards categories and criteria guide 

 

 

Previous IISL Awards winners

Year Name Country Award
2019 Prof Christian Brünner Austria Lifetime Achievement Award
  Mr Victor Veshchunov Russia Distinguished Service Award
  Dr P J Blount United States Young Achiever Award
  Dr Fabio Tronchetti Italy Young Achiever Award
  Dr Olga Volynskaya Russia Young Achiever Award
2018 Dr George S. Robinson United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Mr Jason Steptoe United States Distinguished Service Award
  China Institute of Space Law China Certificate of Gratitude
2017 Dr Andrei Terekhov Russia Lifetime Achievement Award
  Mr Niklas Hedman Sweden Distinguished Service Award
  Dr Ranjana Kaul India Distinguished Service Award
  Dr Michael Davis Australia Award of Appreciation
  European Centre for Space Law (ECSL)
European Space Agency (ESA)
  Certificate of Gratitude
2016 Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Milton “Skip” Smith United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Irmgard Marboe Austria Distinguished Service Award
  Prof. Sa’id Mosteshar United Kingdom Distinguished Service Award
  Yvon Henri International Telecommunication Union Award of Appreciation (joint)
  Attila Matas International Telecommunication Union Award of Appreciation (joint)
  Indian Space Research Organisation India Certificate of Gratitude
  National Law School of India University, Bangalore India Certificate of Gratitude
2015 Ms Marcia S. Smith United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Prof. Dr Sergio Marchisio Italy Distinguished Service Award
  Dr B. Schmidt-Tedd Germany Award of Appreciation (joint)
  Dr M. Stanford United Kingdom Award of Appreciation (joint)
  Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency Japan Certificate of Gratitude
2014 Prof. Dr Paul B. Larsen United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Prof. Dr José Monserrat, Filho Brazil Distinguished Service Award
  Mr Dennis J. Burnett United States Certificate of Gratitude
2013 Dr Marietta Benkö Germany Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Martha Mejia-Kaiser Mexico/Germany Distinguished Service Award
  Mr Philippe Clerc France Award of Appreciation
2012 Ms Corinne Jorgenson United States/France Distinguished Service Award
2011 Judge Abdul Koroma Sierra Leone Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Ernst Fasan Austria Lifetime Achievement Award
  Prof. Joanne Gabrynowicz United States Distinguished Service Award
  Prof. Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman Malaysia Award of Appreciation
  Mr Scott Hatton United Kingdom Certificate of Gratitude
2010 Prof. Dr Vladimir Kopal Czech Republic Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Sylvia Ospina Colombia Distinguished Service Award
  Dr Jean-Michel Contant France Certificate of Appreciation
2009 Prof. Dr Stephan Hobe Germany Distinguished Service Award
  Judge Vladlen S. Vereshchetin Russia Lifetime Achievement Award
  Mrs Annie Moulin France Certificate of Appreciation
2008 Prof. Francis Lyall United Kingdom Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 Mr KRS Murthi India Lifetime Achievement Award
  Prof. Ram Jakhu Canada Distinguished Service Award
2006 Dr Lubos Perek Czech Republic Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Leslie Tennen United States Distinguished Service Award
2005 Mr Ricky Lee Australia Distinguished Service Award
2004 Dr Frans von der Dunk Netherlands Distinguished Service Award
2003 Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl Germany Distinguished Service Award
2002 Prof. Jonathan Galloway United States Distinguished Service Award
2001 Ms Tanja Masson-Zwaan Netherlands/Switzerland Distinguished Service Award
2000 Dr Milton (Skip) Smith United States Distinguished Service Award
1999 Dr I.H. Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Netherlands Lifetime Achievement Award
  Dr Andrei Terekhov Russia Distinguished Service Award
1998 Prof. Carl Q. Christol United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Law Offices of Sterns & Tennen United States Distinguished Service Award
1997 Amb. E. Finch Jr. United States Lifetime Achievement Award
  Bin Cheng United Kingdom Special Book Award
1996 Prof. Francis Lyall United Kingdom IISL Certificate
  Dr He Qizhi China Special Certificate
1995 Judge Vladlen Vereshchetin Russia IISL Certificate
  Dr Michel Bourely France Special Certificate
1994 Judge Gilbert Guillaume France IISL Certificate
1993 Dr Priyatna Abdurrasyid Indonesia Lifetime Achievement Award
1992 Dr Paul Dembling United States IISL Certificate
1991 no award    
1990 Dr Reinhard Mueller Germany IISL Certificate
  Dr I.H. Ph Diederiks-Verschoor Netherlands Special Certificate
  Dr Eilene M. Galloway United States Lifetime Achievement Award
1989 Dr He Qizhi China Certificate of Merit
1988 Dr Stephen Doyle United States Certificate of Merit
1987 no award    
1986 no award    
1985 Dr Neil Hosenball United States Certificate of Merit
1984 no award    
1983 Prof. K.-H. Bockstiegel Germany Certificate of Merit
1982 Dr Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Sri Lanka Testimonial Certificate
1981 Dr Carl Q. Christol United States Testimonial Certificate
  Dr Vladimir Kopal Czechoslovakia Testimonial Certificate
1980 Dr Michel Bourely France Testimonial Certificate
  Dr Martin Menter United States Testimonial Certificate
1979 Dr Priyatna Abdurrasyid Indonesia Testimonial Certificate
  Dr Lubos Perek Czechoslovakia Testimonial Certificate
1978 Dr Nicolas M. Matte Canada Testimonial Certificate
  Dr A.S. Piradov USSR Testimonial Certificate
  Dr Vladlen Vereshchetin USSR Testimonial Certificate
1977 Amb. E. Wyzner Poland Testimonial Certificate
  Ms Kwen Chen United States Testimonial Certificate
  Prof. S. Gorove United States Testimonial Certificate
1976 no award    
1975 no award    
1974 no award    
1973 no award    
1972 no award    
1971 no award    
1970 no award    
1969 Dr Gennady P. Zhukov USSR Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1968 Dr Eilene M. Galloway United States Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1967 no award    
1966 Judge Manfred Lachs Poland Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1965 Amb. Armando A. Cocca Argentina Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
  Prof. Myres S. McDougal Canada Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1964 Dr Yevgeny A. Korovin USSR Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
  Prof. Cyril Horsford United Kingdom Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1963 Dr Eugene Pepin France Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
  Dr Ernst Fasan Austria Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1962 Dr Alex Meyer Germany Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
  Dr Antonio Ambrosini Italy Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award
1961 Dr John Cobb Cooper United States Andrew G. Haley Gold Medal/Award