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See below for the most recent news of the IISL.

Have a look at our photos of the 70th International Astronautical Congress

We are publishing a selection of photos taken during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC in October 2019.  You can view the photo galleries for the 2019 IISL Gala Dinner and the 2019 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition below.  Photo credits © Dikaios Pang

UN General Assembly (Fourth Committee) approves Draft Resolution on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space by consensus

This month, the UN General Assembly, acting without a vote, approved a draft resolution concluding its general debate on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space by urging: States that have not yet become parties to the international treaties governing the uses of outer space to ratify or accede to them and to …

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Report of the 2019 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

Over 80 teams participated in the Lachs Moot 2019 competition.  Including students, coaches, memorial and oral judges, hundreds of people around the world participated in the 2019 competition.  National funding rounds were conducted in Iran and China, and a test round was held in Latin America.  The winners of the Regional competitions in North America, …

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IISL Awards 2019

The IISL Board during its spring meetings of 2019 had approved following award recommendations by the IISL Awards committee as contained in its 17th report to the Board. The awards will be given away during the IISL Dinner on 24th October, 2019. The citations of awardees was read during the Award ceremony. The IISL Lifetime …

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Message from the President of IISL

Dear members and friends of IISL, At the occasion of the closing of the 70th International Astronautical Congress, held during the past week in Washington D.C., I would like to thank all members who have contributed to an immensly successful IISL Colloquium. Foremost, I would like to thank our Executive Secretary Diane Howard and our …

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Election results confirmed

The IISL General Assembly on 23 October 2019 confirmed the elections undertaken in summer. Kai-Uwe Schrogl was confirmed for another term as President, Steven Freeland, Peter Martinez, Martha Mejia-Kaiser and Elina Morozova were elected to the Board of Directors. Outgoing Board Member Sergio Marchisio was elected Honorary Director. The General Assembly furthermore expressed its satisfaction with …

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Study Group on Different Approaches to Space Law and the Relationship Between Space Law and Public International Law

IISL member Niklas Hedman has convened a study group on different approaches to space law and the relationship between space law and public international law. The group will be set up under the Directorate of Studies and will be the focus of a colloquia session in IAC 2021 (Paris). If you would like to participate, …

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Anonymous survey on the use of arbitration to resolve space related disputes – your participation is welcome

Two presenters at the IAC 2019, enrolled at McGill University, are currently working on the use of arbitration to resolve space related disputes. They will present a paper on this topic at the IAC and have prepared an anonymous survey to industry colleagues who are lawyers for space companies. By filling in the survey, you …

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IAC 2019 Technical Programme – IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space

The 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is moving closer — it will take place between 21 and 25 October 2019. It will host the 62nd IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space. The 2019 IISL Colloquium focuses on discussion of the cutting-edge issues related to laws and regulations applicable to space activities. It reviews …

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IISL members participate in ECSL Summer Course in Space Law and Policy in Messina

For two weeks, the participants to the ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy shared an unforgettable experience in Messina. Together, they had the chance to attend intensive lectures and seminars given by leading university professors and space industry practitioners concerning the international and domestic legal and policy frameworks governing space activities and applications. The …

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