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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.

IISL Proceedings 2019 available

The IISL Proceedings of the 2019 IISL Colloquium are now available for order. This volume contains the proceedings of the 62nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space held in Washington DC, USA in October 2019, as well as the report of the IISL Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities …

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Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Finals 2020 – Valenkova v SaRidia

Moot Court Finals were held on Friday, 23 October 2020 at 3 pm (CEST). Pleading the case of Valenkova v SaRidia were the National Law University, Delhi (Asia-Pacific) and the University of Vienna (Europe). Shubh Arora and Abhishek Jain argued on behalf of NLU Delhi (Applicant). Hristina Talkova and Rosanna Hoffman argued on behalf of …

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Latin America permanently becomes 5th region in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

The International Institute of Space Law (“IISL”) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that by unanimous vote, it has approved Latin America as its 5th Region. Latin America joins the North American, European, Asia Pacific and African Regions. Regional winners receive financial support to attend the World Finals. The IISL’s Lachs competition is particularly …

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The 2021 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition problem has been released

The International Institute of Space Law is delighted to announce that the problem for the 2021 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has now been released and is published on the Institute’s website (please see here). The case between the (fictional) States of Proclivia and Asteria involves the activities of ‘mega’-constellations of small satellites, …

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The 2020 MLMC European Rounds will be held remotely

The ECSL is glad to announce that the 2020 European Rounds of the Manfreds Lachs Moot Court will be held remotely on the 9th (Semi-Finals) and the 10th (Final) of June. The 2020 European Rounds of the Manfreds Lachs Moot Court is organised by the ECSL in collaboration with the University of Vienna, in its …

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Virtual meeting of the Board of Directors

In its very first virtual meeting on 22 March 2020, the IISL Board of Directors (BoD) sent a signal of capacity to act in times of the COVID-19 crisis. The BoD had planned to meet alongside the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee in Vienna but had to schedule a virtual meeting organised and prepared by the Executive …

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Message on the consequences from COVID-19

Dear IISL community,   It is with great regret that several upcoming IISL activities have been affected by COVID-19. The health of our members and participants absolutely comes first!   Therefore, some regionals for the Manfred Lachs Moot Court will be postponed or held virtually. More information will be posted on the dedicated website. The Moot …

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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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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!