New dates and Call for abstracts for Fuzhou Symposium

International Symposium on Maintaining the Rule of Law in Outer Space in an Age of Rapid Innovation taking place in Fuzhou, China is postponed to September 19-20, 2020. The Symposium is co-organised by the International Institute of Space Law, Chinese Society of Astronautics, China Institute of Space Law and Space Law Center of China National Space Administration, and held in conjunction with 2020 China Space Conference.

The working language will be English. The abstract should be word format with 800 words in A4 paper type, written in the order of title, author’s name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, keywords, abstract text. Please submit your abstract to: Subject of your email should be IISL+ the title of your abstract.

Proposed topics: Challenges and responses to the long-term sustainable development in outer space including legal aspects of debris mitigation, debris removal, space traffic management and frequency management; Legal challenges of new technologies and space activities as LEO mega-constellations, space resources utilization or satellite servicing; Maintenance of security and safety in outer space in view of the principle of peaceful uses; Roles and responsibilities of governments as well as of international organisations for maintaining the rule of law in outer space; Development of an international legal framework for the global space economy.

New deadlines:

  • Abstracts due by 15 May 2020
  • Author Notification by 31 May 2020
  • Papers due by 31 July 2020
  • Early Registration by 20 August 2020
  • Registration by 15 April 2020


Please find the programme here