IISL congratulates President emerita Tanja Masson-Zwaan on IAF Bureau election

IISL President Emerita Tanja Masson-Zwaan was elected to the IAF Bureau during the IAC 2022 in Paris. She is one of four new IAF Vice Presidents, who were elected this year. Please see also the press release below. Tanja’s portfolio has been determined as Science and Academic Relations. The new IAF Bureau is now listed on the IAF website, see https://www.iafastro.org/about/governance/iaf-bureau.html. IISL congratulates Tanja wholeheartedly and we wish her all the best in serving in Read more…

IISL thanks University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program was proud to sponsor the International Institute of Space Law Manfred Lachs Moot Court Finals and the Annual Awards Banquet during the 2022 International Astronautical Congress in Paris. Nebraska’s faculty and leadership have been long time members and supporters of IISL and appreciate the importance of the international space law community. The Nebraska Law program bridges law, technology, and global security — and has done Read more…

IISL President presents at IAC 2022 on protecting the farside of the Moon

IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl took part in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2022 in Paris – amongst other activities – by giving a presentation on “How space law can help protecting the Moon Farside for Scientific Research”. The presentation was part of an IAA special session at IAC 2022 entitled “Protecting the Moon Farside for Scientific Research is Urgent ” on 22 September 2022. Please see the presentation slides below.

IISL Board Member Elina Morozova wins IAC 2022 Interactive Presentation Award on Space and Society

On September 21, IISL Board Member Elina Morozova (Intersputnik) won the IAC 2022 Interactive Presentation Award on Space and Society (Category E) with her paper titled: “On the 55th Anniversary of the Rescue Agreement: the drafting history and contribution to strengthening international cooperation”. The author provided an expert review of the Rescue Agreement, identifying main drafting features while also addressing current challenges. The Interactive Presentations Session is a dynamic forum among presenters and the audience and highly interactive, Read more…

IISL Special Event with Member of European Parliament Niklas Nienaß

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) had the pleasure to host the Special Event “Towards European Space Legislation” on 20 September 2022. IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl introduced the Session and welcomed special guest Member of European Parliament Niklas Nienaß, who presented the concept for a European approach to regulating space activities. The goal of the underlying initiative, which is rooted in a report prepared by IISL Members, is to take an international approach to Read more…

IISL, IAA and IAF conclude major report on STM

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) notes with great satisfaction that the cooperative initiative between the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) to develop comprehensive approaches and proposals for Space Traffic Management (STM) set forth in 2018 has been successfully concluded and shall constitute a reference document on STM (Executive Summary here). The goal of the initiative was to produce a joint, Read more…

IISL President at European Interparliamentary Space Conference 2022 presenting Astronaut Maurer’s ISS message on the Importance of Space Law

IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl took part in the European Interparliamentary Space Conference 2022, which was held in Paris on 15 and 16 September 2022 — just before the takeoff of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2022 taking place from 18-22 September. He presented the video message from ESA’s astronaut Matthias Maurer entitled ‘The importance of space law‘. Astronaut Maurer had recorded the message, addressed to IISL and ECSL, earlier in 2022 inflight from the ISS. Read more…

IISL at IAC: Special event flyer available

The IISL’s schedule at IAC 2022 in Paris comprises an IISL Special Event: Member of European Parliament Niklas Nienaß will speak on the topic Towards European Space Legislation. The event will be introduced by IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl. The Special Event will take place on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 from 09.45 to 10.15 h, in Room S01. Please find below the flyer for the Special Event with MEP Nienaß and the updated overview schedule of Read more…

Updated IISL IAC Schedule

The IISL’s schedule at IAC 2022 in Paris has been updated to include the location for the Space Traffic Management: the IAF/IAA/IISL Initiative: Saturday 17th, from 10:30 to 12:00, Room W03, Hall 7, Level 3. Please find below the updated overview schedule of the IISL’s activities at the upcoming IAC in Paris, ready for download at your convenience. As a reminder, the IISL Awards Dinner will be held this year at the Mercure Paris Vaugirard Read more…