Category: 2014

IISL Proceedings 2014

The 57th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space took place in Toronto, Canada during October 2014. Every year at the International Astronautical Congress, the IISL holds its Colloquium. Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status …

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Correction/Clarification 2015 Compromis Case Caption

The names of the parties and their corresponding designation as Applicant and Respondent in the caption to the Compromis were inadvertently inverted from the order in which their submissions are made to the Court. To correct the error, the case is being re-captioned as SPIDR, Applicant, and URA, Respondent. We sincerely regret any confusion which …

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Professor Gennady Zhukov (1924-2014)

Professor Gennady Zhukov (1924-2014) Former Vice-President and Honorary Director, IISL Gennady Petrovich Zhukov was born in Moscow on 30 April 1924. As a teenager, he fought for the Soviet Union in the Second World War. In August 1941 he was hospitalized for shrapnel wounds but resumed military duties on the front from May to December …

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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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2014 Standing Committee Report

At the meeting of the IISL Board of Directors held at Brighton, United Kingdom, in October 1987, the Board decided to create a standing committee of the Institute to prepare and submit at each annual Colloquium a report on the status of agreements relating to activities in outer space. Institute members who can contribute substantively …

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Updated 2014 Lachs Moot rules available

The Lachs Moot competition has updated its general rules. This document is available below. 2014 Lachs Moot Rules

2014 Lachs Moot winners

The 2014 World Finals were held at the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Court of Law, Old City Hall, Toronto, Canada on 3 October 2014. Total participating universities numbered 61 in the four regions. The 2014 problem was the Case Concerning Satellite Electromagnetic Interference (Akera v. Mheni) authored by Mahulena Hofmann (Czech Rep.), assisted …

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2015 Manfred Lachs Problem

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) released the Problem for the 24nd Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2015. The student competition is based on a hypothetical space law dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Preliminary competitions will be held between March and June 2015 in North America, Europe, Africa, …

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2014 IISL/ECSL space law symposium at UN-COPUOS

On the occasion of the 52nd Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UNCOPUOS this March, the IISL and ECSL organised the annual Symposium for delegates of the Legal Subcommittee. The topic was “The UNIDROIT Space Protocol” and included 6 presentations. The presentations are available.  

Sixth Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law 2014

Each year since 2009, at the International Astronautical Congress, the Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law is presented by a leading expert on space law. The 2014 Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law was presented at the IISL colloquium during the IAC in Toronto, Canada. It was given by Yvon Henri and entitled Orbit/Spectrum International Regulatory …

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