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…

Information on IAC for IISL members

Dear Members of IISL and colleagues presenting papers at the IISL Colloquium at IAC! You will have received a message from IAF regarding the registration policy foreseen. We are in consultation with IAF and the local organisers on how to introduce hybrid elements in our Colloqium. We will inform you as soon as we have new information.

Seventh “IISL Happy Hour” held

On 21 August, the seventh “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, 15 IISL members participated. The series of the IISL Happy Hour is 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 followed by discussions and Read more…

In Memoriam | Ernst Fasan (1926-2021)

The international community has suffered an irreplaceable loss with the passing of Ernst Fasan. His intellect was keen, and his foresight unmatched.  Many tributes to Ernst mention his contagious smile, kindness, warmth, friendliness, humor, and professional excellence. And all who knew him recognized that he was inseparable from his inspiring and indefatigable wife, Gerti, who accompanied him to numerous International Astronautical Congresses and other professional gatherings around the world and perfectly complemented his personality.  Ernst Read more…

IISL President participates in 2021 Space Diplomacy Forum

IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl participated in the 2021 Space Diplomacy Forum, an event co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea together with the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), a state think tank, and held on 12 August 2021. The forum was entitled “Envisioning a Better Future through Space Diplomacy”. The event was attended by experts on space diplomacy, including from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Read more…

IISL BoD issues statement on commercial space activities

In July 2021, the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law issued a joint statement concerning the role that the interests of the public and other stakeholders play with regard to commercial space activities. The statement highlights that commercial space activities should be developed in accordance with the rule of law, for peaceful purposes, and in a manner that is sustainable for the present and future generations. The Board calls on national Read more…

The Sixth “IISL Happy Hour” held

On 10 July, the sixth “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 has been coordinating and hosting by Vice President Setsuko Aoki. This is a monthly 60 minutes program. In the first half of the Happy Hour, a presentation is given followed by Read more…

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

In July 2021, the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law issued a joint statement concerning the role that the interests of the public and other stakeholders play with regard to commercial space activities. The statement highlights that commercial space activities should be developed in accordance with the rule of law, for peaceful purposes, and in a manner that is sustainable for the present and future generations. The Board calls on national Read more…

The Fifth “IISL Happy Hour” held

On 26 June, the fifth “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 25 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 followed Read more…