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See below for the most recent news of the IISL.

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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A “Thank you!” to Jean-Yves Le Gall

At the occasion of the (telco) spring meetings of the three associations, it was regarded as a perfect opportunity to express the appreciation of IISL to Jean-Yves Le Gall, who has handed over the Presidency of IAF at the end of last year’s International Astronautical Congress. Jean-Yves Le Gall has been during his term as …

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Eleven Publishing – Special offer for IISL Members!

Eleven International Publishing, the publisher of our annual IISL Proceedings, has prepared a special offer to UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee delegates. We are grateful that this special offer is now extended to IISL Members.  For the books in the field of air and space law to which this special offer applies, please consult the leaflet here. 

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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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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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!