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See below for the most recent news of the IISL.

Professor Luboš Perek left us on 17 September 2020

It is so difficult to accept that professor Luboš Perek left us at the age of 101 – we were so accustomed to having his sharp comments and a friendly smile around us! After Vladimír Kopal, another prominent Czech expert in space and space law is leaving our rows. Luboš Perek was born in June …

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July-August 2020 newsletter

Our newsletter for July and August 2020 is now available. Highlights include: News and Announcements Update on IAC 2020  The 2021 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition problem Latin America permanently becomes 5th region in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition Member News To read the newsletter, please visit here. If you …

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Letter of farewell to IISL by APSCO Secretary General, Dr. Li Xinjun

At the occasion of his retirement from the post of APSCO Secretary General, Dr. Li Xinjun addressed a letter of farewell to IISL, which can be downloaded here.  

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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🚀Update on #IAC2020 from the IISL IPC Co-Chairs Lesley Jane Smith and Catherine Doldirina🚀

The original plans changed after 1,600 authors confirmed their interest in uploading their online videos and papers (!). IAC has contacted all the authors directly and adjusted their original format on the basis of the responses. The cyber edition of IAC will be transmitted 12-14 October, the sessions are afternoon only (Paris time) so that …

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June 2020 newsletter

Our newsletter for June 2020 is now available. Highlights include: News and Announcements African Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition – Results Asia-Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition – Results European Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition – Results …

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Eleven Publishing special offer for IISL members extended

The publishing house Eleven International Publishing has extended their special pricing offer for IISL members until the end of 2020.  The offer concerns the Essential Air and Space Law Series, the Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) series, the IISL Proceedings Online, and Space Law: Basic Legal Documents. IISL members receive a discount of …

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May 2020 newsletter

Our newsletter for May 2020 is now available. Highlights include: News and Announcements IISL Board Election 2020 Report on UNITAR’s Space Law Workshop Space Café WebTalk Recap: IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl On The Challenges Of Space Law To read the newsletter, please visit here. If you have items for the newsletter, please contact the editorial team of the …

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Save the dates: IAC 2020, IAC 2021, IAC 2022, IAC 2023

Dear IAF Community, On Wednesday 3 June 2020, an extraordinary session of the Bureau of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) was chaired by Pascale Ehrenfreund, IAF President. Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the IAF Bureau reviewed and approved the updated calendar of the forthcoming editions of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). You are …

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