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:
The IISL has also produced a Colloquium session topics overview report (2016-1991).
This volume, edited by IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President Emerita Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Executive Secretary P.J. Blount and Member Rafael Moro-Aguilar, contains the proceedings of the 62nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space held in Washington DC, USA in October 2019, as well as the report of the IISL Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space and the Report of the IISL Working Group on Cyber Law.
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