Every year at the International Astronautical Congress, the IISL holds its Colloquium.

          The 2021 Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space at the IAC in Dubai

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          In 2021, the 72nd International Astronautical Congress will be held in Dubai, UAE, from 25 to 29 October.

          The 2021 IISL Colloquium focuses on how the latest technological developments are impacting the development of the law of outer space, and on whether space law should embrace new fields of activities, such as cyber, within its scope. The Colloquium looks at current discussions about questions related to the ethics and understanding of what is meant by treaty law terms freedom of exploration and use. It examines how space situational awareness (SSA), space surveillance and tracking (SST) can be integrated as elements within a greater framework for effective space traffic management.  It serves as a forum to discuss developments of national space law as a constitutive element of the overall framework of space law enforcing and detailing the principles and general norms of space law, in particular within the field of security. It looks at whether existing legal concepts, particularly responsibility and liability for autonomous systems driven by artificial intelligence, are sufficiently regulated, and whether there is a homogenous approach to licensing at national level. It also provides insights as to how disruptive NewSpace activities can and should be accommodated by space law.

          The 2021 Session titles are:

          1. IISL Young Scholars session and Dr. Jasentuliyana Keynote lecture by a leading space law expert
          2. International cooperation on the way to the Moon and Mars
          3. A new look at (how far are we with) Space Traffic Management
          4. The relations between Trade Law, Finance and Space Law
          5. National space law and security – an update
          6. E3.5. 36th IAA/IISL Joint Round Table: Autonomous Intelligent Systems in space: operational and legal challenges
          7. NewSpace and Space Law
          8. IP. Interactive Presentations – IISL COLLOQUIUM ON THE LAW OF OUTER SPACE
          The Technical Programme of the 2021 IAC can be found here. See also the 2021 Call for papers. To submit an abstract, sign in to the IAF Directory. The deadline for submission is 28 February 2021 (11:59 PM EST).

          The IISL Proceedings

          Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee’s Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
          Since 2011, the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia are published annually by Eleven International Publishing, under contract with the Institute. An IISL members’ 40% discount is available for proceedings bought from Eleven.
          To purchase the bound proceedings for the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space from 1992 to 2010, please click here to view a list of  proceedings available from AIAA. All IISL members may purchase these proceedings at the AIAA member price.

          The IISL has also produced a Colloquium session topics overview report (2016-1991).

          Proceedings of the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space

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