Corporate entities and other institutions actively engaged or otherwise interested in the field of space law or other social or scientific aspects related to space activities, may be nominated for Institutional Membership of the Institute by a Director or by three individual Members in good standing of the Institute. Each Institutional Member has one vote. Institutional Members may have a maximum of three contact person(s) for purposes of communications with the Institute.
Current institutional members of the IISL:
The China Institute of Space Law (CISL) was founded in 1992 by five institutional members, which include China’s former Ministry of Aerospace Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,the former Commission of Science and Technology, the former Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. CISL is now co-sponsored by China National Space Administration (CNSA) and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), with due support from other founding members and regular members.
CISL has been serving China’s space law professionals through solid capacity building, and has organised nationwide studies in space law/policy. CISL’s academic activities have not only provided considerable consultancy support for China’s space diplomacy, space legislation and space industry development, but also have greatly helped the multi-disciplinary integration process in bridging the gap between space law academia and space industry community.
As an active promoter of the rule of law philosophy in the space industry, CISL has also done tremendous work to engage and inspire students and young space professionals through various outreach programmes. CISL has been serving as China’s national round organiser of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition since 2003, with an ever-increasing number of participating universities and students. CISL serves as an effective coordinator for the IISL-related events on the Local Organising Committee for the 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Beijing in September 2013.