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See below for the most recent news of the IISL.

Mar 13

The UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 2019 Agenda is available

The Annotated Provisional Agenda for the 58th session of the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space is accessible on the website of the Office for Outer Space Affairs. You can view the agenda with document number A/AC.105/C.2/L.308 here. The 58th session of the Legal Subcommittee will be held in Vienna between …

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Mar 12

IAC 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The 2019 IAC deadline for abstract submissions was extended due to the overwhelming response. The new deadline is 13 March 2019 (23:59 CET). All details on how to submit an abstract can be found at Abstracts can be submitted at If you have any questions or need our help, please feel free to contact the IAF …

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Mar 05

IAC 2019 Registration now open

The registration for the 70th International Astronautical Congress – IAC 2019 to be held from 21 – 25 October 2019 in Washington D.C., United States is now open! The IAC 2019 with the theme “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future” will be hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics …

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Mar 04

Join us for the IISL-ECSL Symposium during this year’s UN COPUOS LSC

Join us for our IISL-ECSL Symposium as we address the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Agreement on 1 April 2019! The Symposium will be held on the first day of an annual session of the Legal Subcommittee (LSC) of the UN COPUOS in Vienna, Austria. IISL members are welcome to declare their interest in participating in …

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Feb 28

IAC 2019 in Washington – Abstracts deadline extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 2019 International Astronautical Congress has been extended to 8 March 2019! The theme of the 70th International Astronautical Congress is “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future”. For the submission of abstracts, please visit the IAF’s site here     

Feb 11

Calls for nominations for the 2019 IISL Awards

The deadline for the 2019 IISL Awards calls for nominations is 15 February 2019. 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 are awarded in five categories: Lifetime Achievement Award …

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Jul 29

Elisabeth Back Impallomeni – in memoriam

  Professor Elisabeth Back Impallomeni passed away on 28 June 2018 at home in her home town Padua, where she spent the most important part of her family and professional life. The funeral took place on 2 July at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Dome of Padua, followed by an academic ceremony at …

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Jul 09

2018 IISL/ECSL space law symposium at UN-COPUOS

IISL/ECSL Symposium on the occasion of the 57th Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Vienna International Centre, 9 April 2018 The 50th Anniversary of the Rescue and Return Agreement: Relevance and Challenges Report by Thea Flem Dethlefsen, Heejeong Vicky Jeong & Antonino Salmeri Read …

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Jun 30


  IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl was honoured to be included in the opening high-level panel at UNISPACE+50 on Monday 18 June 2018. Characterising the current environment as a time for reflection, he asked key questions of the many delegates representing multiple stakeholders which included both members and non-members of UNCOPUOS as well as non-governmental organisations …

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Jun 10

Montevideo statement by the IISL President

Montevideo statement by the International Institute of Space Law President Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl on the occasion of the GLAC conference in Montevideo, Uruguay.     Dear colleagues, The International Institute of Space Law (IISL), which is a sister organisation of IAF, is glad to support this GLAC 2018 conference. IISL is pleased to provide …

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