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See below for the most recent news of the IISL.

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 http://www.iafastro.net.     

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

The IISL at UNISPACE+50

  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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May 17

Walter Thiebaut (1945-2018)

It is with great sadness that IISL announces the passing of Walter Thiebaut, on 19 April 2018 at the age of 72. He spent more than 30 years as a civil servant with the European Space Agency and its predecessor organisations, firstly at ELDO, then at ESRO. After his Doctorate in Law, obtained from KU …

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May 15

Patricia Margaret Sterns, JD (1952 – 2018)

Patricia M. Sterns was a longtime member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), and served two full terms on the Institute Board of Directors (1999-2007). She was an Honorary Director from 2008 until the time of her death. She served as a member and chair of the IISL’s Membership Committee for several years. …

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Feb 15

Dr George S. Robinson (1937-2018)

George Robinson graduated from Bowdoin College, Maine in 1960 with a BS in biology and chemistry. He earned an LLB at the University of Virginia, School of Law (1963), an LLM from McGill University Graduate Faculty’s Institute of Air and Space Law (1966), and the first Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL) degree awarded by the …

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