Ninth “IISL Happy Hour” held

On 16 October, the ninth “IISL Happy Hour” was held, which started as a new communication format to interact and share good experiences among the IISL members in February 2021. The series of the IISL Happy Hour is going to be coordinated and hosted by Vice President Setsuko Aoki. This is a monthly 60 minutes program. As a special edition, a briefing of the logistical aspect of the coming IAC-21 was given by President Kai-Uwe Read more…

October 2021 Newsletter – IAC Edition available

Our newsletter for October 2021 – the IAC Edition – is now available. Highlights include: IISL at the International Astronautical Congress Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition World Finals 2021  2021 IISL General Assembly IISL Awards Dinner Registration IISL Happy Hour – 9th Edition To read the newsletter, please visit here. If you have items for the newsletter, please contact the editorial team of the IISL. Did you get our newsletter last Read more…

Join us for the Manfred Lachs Moot Finals 2021

The World Final Round of the IISL Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition will be held virtually on 26 October 2021 from 14.00 – 16.00 (CEST). In order to attend the finals please register at  https://www.lyyti.in/World_Final_MLMC_2021, and you will be provided with connection details. The videoconferencing platform for this year’s finals has been generously provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) in connection with the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL).  The case, which will be Read more…

Eighth “IISL Happy Hour” held

On 18 September, the eighth “IISL Happy Hour” was held, which started as a new communication format to interact and share good experiences among the IISL members in February 2021. This time, about 15 IISL members participated. The series of the IISL Happy Hour is going to be coordinated and hosted by Vice President Setsuko Aoki. This is a monthly 60 minutes program. In the first half of the Happy Hour, a presentation is given Read more…

IISL President spoke at RUDN Space Week 2021

The RUDN Space Week 2021 took place from 4 to 7 October 2021 within the framework of the World Space Week. The event was organised by the Zhukov Center for Space Law of the Department of International Law together with the RUDN University Engineering Academy. The event format included a series of online lectures, discussion panels and Q&A sessions. Among the outstanding participants and partners of the event were representatives of the International Institute of Read more…

IISL President interview for Space Tech Expo Europe 2021

IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl gave an interview ahead of the Space Tech Expo Europe 2021, which will take place from 16 to 18 November 2021 in Bremen, Germany. Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl will moderate the panel “Establishing the Building Blocks of a Unified Space Governance for a Safer, More Sustainable Industry” on Tuesday, 16 November, focussing on the following discussion points: What is driving the need for a standardised space governance? What are the core Read more…

The 2022 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition Case has been released

Both the 2022 Case and the Synopsis can be found and downloaded on our 2022 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition Page. This year’s case is: Candidia vs. XenoviaCase Concerning Registration and Damages Involving Objects Manufactured in Space Candidia and Xenovia are two small nations with growing space sector activities, using many new technologies, such as 3-D printers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manufacture space objects in outer space. Candidia’s “Valerian 806” satellite is Read more…

IISL President participates in Luxembourg workshop on national space legislation

IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl participated in a workshop on “National Space Legislation: Why, When and For Whom?”, organised by the University of Luxembourg on 16 September 2021. He gave a presentation entitled “Reasons for adopting space legislation” during the First Panel which focussed on a European framework of space activities. With the aim of an international harmonisation of space activities, he analysed the current legislative situation in Europe and formulated options for the way forward Read more…

IISL participation in Seoul Defence Dialogue 2021

IISL president Kai-Uwe Schrogl and IISL Member Philippe Achilleas participated in the 2021 Seoul Defence Dialogue, which took place from 8 to 10 September 2021 and focussed on the topic “Borderless Security Crises and Multilateral Responses”. The programme of the 2021 Seoul Defence Dialogue 2021 is available here. The event was live streamed by the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea and can be viewed here. Prof. Dr. Schrogl and Prof. Dr. Read more…

June-July-August 2021 Newsletter available

Our newsletter for June, July and August 2021 is now available. Highlights include: IISL BoD Statement on the Consideration of the Interests of the Public and Other Stakeholders in the Authorization and Continuing Supervision of Commercial Space Activities IISL Statement at COPUOS LSC  2021 IISL ECSL Symposium: ‘Space Law for Global Space Economy’ Creation of a new IISL Working Group on Light Pollution of the Night Sky from a Space Law Perspective APSCO becomes a new member Read more…