Category: 2020

President’s address: IISL’s 60th anniversary

Dear members and friends of IISL, As I made you aware in my New Year’s message, IISL is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Our President Emerita Tanja Masson-Zwaan reminded me that for the 50th anniversary, the Institute held numerous events and, what should be a challenge for us, arranged a magnificent cake with a …

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Message from the Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition regional organizers

Dear AP Teams: Here is more important information regarding the revised AP competition: • BIT will handle Memorial grading in the normal manner and announce scores on 25 April. International and AP Regional Rules applicable to Memorials are to be followed. After this initial grading is complete, BIT will advise the Moot Court Committee Chair …

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January 2020 newsletter

Our newsletter for January 2020 is now available. Highlights include: President’s Address  News and Announcements 2020 IISL Awards – Call for Nominations  2019 Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law – Report  IISL @ Space Symposium  IAC 2020 IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space – Call for Abstracts 2020 Manfred …

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The 2020 IISL/ECSL Symposium will take place in Vienna on the 23rd of March, on the first day of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 2020.  This year’s Symposium will consider Space Law for the Global Space Economy.  The updated programme of the event can be found here.  The UN COPUOS Legal Subcommittee will convene in Vienna …

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2020 IISL Awards – Call for nominations

Each year, IISL recognizes eminent and extraordinary contributions and services to the field of space law, and for advancing the broader objectives of the Institute through prestigious IISL annual awards. The annual awards had been in four categories hitherto: Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Service Award Award of Appreciation Certificate of Gratitude Beginning 2019, in addition, …

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Update on the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition Asia-Pacific Rounds 2020 by the Moot Court Committee

Update from the Moot Court Committee on 8 February 2020: Given the public health situation in China, the Moot Court Committee has been conferring for the past two weeks with IISL members in the AP Region regarding the AP Orals. We have made difficult decisions that are sure to disappoint many, but the health and …

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Lachs Moot 2020 responses to requests for clarification published

Responses to requests for clarification of the 2020 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition are now published. See for further information our Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition page and the 2020 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition Problem. We are looking forward to this year’s competition! 

European Coordination Committee on the ISS IGA reactivated

The 11 European parties to the IGA, Member States of ESA, have reactivated the European International Space Station Intergovernmental Agreement Coordination Committee (CC) to assess the necessity of an intergovernmental agreement as the basis for extending the ISS partnership to Lunar Gateway cooperation and Moon exploration and the potential role of the IGA therein. Based …

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Congratulations for the 60th anniversary of RUDN University

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), which has a long-standing tradition in space law and which is an institutional member of IISL celebrates this year its 60th anniversary. IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl addressed a congratulations letter (here) to the Rector of RUDN University.  

Call for papers: International Symposium on Maintaining the Rule of Law in Outer Space in an Age of Rapid Innovation

International Symposium on Maintaining the Rule of Law in Outer Space in an Age of Rapid Innovation In Conjunction with: 2020 CHINA SPACE CONFERENCE Together with the International Institute of Space Law Chinese Society of Astronautics, the China Institute of Space Law, and the Space Law Center of China National Space Administration, IISL is organizing the …

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