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The first Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition was held in 1992. Participation in the Competition has steadily increased over the years, and now sees a large number of teams from leading law schools in each of the regions. Currently, around 60 teams register each year to participate in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition and numbers continue to grow. The winners of each region gather for the world finals in September or October, held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress and the IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space. The winner of the World Final is presented with the Manfred Lachs Trophy. In addition to the Trophy, awards are also given at the world finals for the best memorials and the best oralist.

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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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! 

IISL Proceedings 2018

The latest edition of the Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law is now available for order from Eleven Publishing.    This volume contains the proceedings of the 61st Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space held in Bremen, Germany in October 2018, including the Joint IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programme and the Joint IISL-IAF …

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IISL Proceedings 2017

The latest edition of the Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law is now available for order from Eleven Publishing.    This volume contains the proceedings of the 60th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space held in Adelaide, Australia, in September 2017, including the Joint IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programme and the Joint IISL-IAF …

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Have a look at our photos of the 70th International Astronautical Congress

We are publishing a selection of photos taken during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC in October 2019.  You can view the photo galleries for the 2019 IISL Gala Dinner and the 2019 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition below.  Photo credits © Dikaios Pang

Report of the 2019 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

Over 80 teams participated in the Lachs Moot 2019 competition.  Including students, coaches, memorial and oral judges, hundreds of people around the world participated in the 2019 competition.  National funding rounds were conducted in Iran and China, and a test round was held in Latin America.  The winners of the Regional competitions in North America, …

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2018 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

October 4, 2018 – Bremen, Germany At the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organized the Final Rounds of the 2018 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Altogether, world-wide teams participated in the four Regional Rounds. As the outcome of the pleads, an African team – …

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2017 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

September 28, 2017 – Adelaide, Australia At the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organized the Final Rounds of the 2017 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Altogether, world-wide 74 teams participated in the four Regional Rounds. The World Finals on 28 September 2017 were judged by one former …

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2019 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Case

The case Suniza v Azasi concerns the use of space resources for military purposes. Additional issues are presented regarding the use of abandoned lunar facilities, and liability for damages resulting from an explosion on the Moon. The parties have agreed to submit their dispute to the International Court of Justice for resolution. Lachs Moot Court …

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