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See below for the most recent news of the IISL.

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! 

European Coordination Committee on the ISS IGA reactivated

The 11 European parties to the IGA, Member States of ESA, have reactivated the European International Space Station Intergovernmental Agreement Coordination Committee (CC) to assess the necessity of an intergovernmental agreement as the basis for extending the ISS partnership to Lunar Gateway cooperation and Moon exploration and the potential role of the IGA therein. Based …

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Congratulations for the 60th anniversary of RUDN University

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), which has a long-standing tradition in space law and which is an institutional member of IISL celebrates this year its 60th anniversary. IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl addressed a congratulations letter (here) to the Rector of RUDN University.  

Call for papers: International Symposium on Maintaining the Rule of Law in Outer Space in an Age of Rapid Innovation

International Symposium on Maintaining the Rule of Law in Outer Space in an Age of Rapid Innovation In Conjunction with: 2020 CHINA SPACE CONFERENCE Together with the International Institute of Space Law Chinese Society of Astronautics, the China Institute of Space Law, and the Space Law Center of China National Space Administration, IISL is organizing the …

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November/December 2019 newsletter

Our newsletter for November/December 2019 is now available. Highlights include: New Year’s Address from the IISL President  News and Announcements IISL @ 2019 Zhuhai International Space Symposium Third Annual All-Russian Meeting of the International Institute of Space Law ‘Half a Century in Action: International Space Law and Current Challenges’ Member News Events Calendar To read the …

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IISL 60 Years Logo Competition – Create a Logo!

CREATE A LOGO! In 2020, the IISL is celebrating its 60th Anniversary! To mark the occasion, the IISL is having a competition to design a special 60th anniversary logo to be used throughout the year. All IISL members, prospective members and friends are eligible to enter the competition, and the winner will receive a copy …

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New Year’s Address from the IISL President

Dear members and friends of IISL, Happy New Year to you and your families and Happy New Year to our Institute! 2020 will see its 60th anniversary. Founded in 1960, IISL is an institution with a proud tradition and at the same time it is a young, creative and dynamic organisation through its outstanding membership. …

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IISL Holiday Greeting 2019

The IISL thanks you for your support throughout 2019 and looks forward to continuing collaboration for space sustainability in 2020 and beyond. Wishing you a year that’s promising, exciting, inspiring and full of new opportunities!