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 discussions and in the second half, members are invited to chat and report, moderated by President Kai-Uwe Schrogl.

For the sixth IISL Happy Hour, Ms. Aisha Jagirani, Director General, External Relations and Legal Affairs at Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) made a presentation titled “Initiatives and Future Plans of APSCO in Space Law and Policy”. As APSCO has become an institutional member of the IISL this year, the thorough explanation of the current and future programs including its “Strategic Plan for Space Law and Policy 2021-2030” was precious information for the IISL members. It is also announced that the APSCO/ESA/CSLI Space Law Workshop 2021 will be held 6-8 September 2021, Sanya, China in hybrid format. IISL members are kindly invited to register this event.

Following most active Q & A as well as discussion on the APSCO initiative, recent developments and news on space law in the regions of the participants have been presented, which was moderated by President Kai-Uwe Schrogl.

Next IISL Happy Hour will be held on 21 August (Saturday) 17:00-18:00 CEST. Mr. Peter Martinez, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation and a member of the Board of the Directors of IISL will make a presentation, titled “The African Space Policy”.