The Prof. Dr I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award is granted annually by the IISL Board of Directors.
The Award is given to the best paper accepted for presentation at the Institute’s Colloquium by an author not older than 30 years and who has not published more than five papers in the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia.
A medal is donated each year by the initiator of the Award, Prof. Oscar Fernandez Brital from Argentina.
|2022||Antonino Salmeri (Italy) for his paper entitled The Multi-Level System of Space Mining: Regulatory Aspects and Enforcement Options|
|2020||Tejas Bharadwaj (India) for his paper entitled Protecting the Dark Skies of the Earth from Satellite Constellations under International Space Law|
|2019||Thea Flem Dethlefsen (Denmark) for her paper entitled On-Orbit Servicing: Repairing, Refuelling And Recycling The Legal Framework|
|2018||Andrea Capurso (Italy) for his paper entitled The Non-Appropriation Principle: A Roman Interpretation|
|2017||Claudiu Mihai Taiatu (Romania) for his paper entitled Space Traffic Management: Top priorty for safety operations|
|2016||Pierfrancesco Breccia (Italy) for his paper entitled Article III of the Outer Space Treaty and its relavance in the international space legal framework|
|2015||Dimitri Linden (Belgium) for his paper entitled The Impact of National Space Legislation in Private Space Undertakings: A Regulatory Competition Between States?|
|2014||Joyeeta Chatterjee (India) for her paper entitled Legal Issues Relating To Unauthorised Space Debris Remediation|
|2013||Elena Carpanelli and Brendan Cohen for their paper entitled The Notion of Damage Caused by a Space Object under the 1972 Liability Convention|
|2012||Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto (Brazil) for his paper entitled The Elusive Frontier: Revisiting the Delimitation of Outer Space|
|2011||Irina Kerner (Germany) for her paper entitled Supranational Space: Why the Powers of the EU are Not Quite Parallel|
|2010||Philip de Man (Belgium) for his paper entitled The commercial exploitation of outer space and celestial bodies – a functional solution to the natural resource challenge|
|2009||Catherine Doldirina (Russia) for her paper entitled A rightly balanced intellectual property rights regime as a mechanism to enhance commercial earth observation activities|
|2007||Fabio Tronchetti for his paper enttitled The non-appropriation principle under attack using article II of the Outer Space Treaty in its defence|
|2006||Yun Zhao for his paper entitled Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space|
|2005||Zeldine O’Brien for her paper entitled Consumer protection and the limitation of liability in the national regulation of the space industry|
|2004||Atsuyo Ito for her paper entitled Legal Aspects of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters|
|2003||Gérardine Meishan Goh for her paper entitled Tintallë – Kindling International Security with Space Law|
|2002||Ricky Lee for his paper entitled The ius ad bellum in outer space: the interrelation between Article 103 of the Charter of the United Nations and Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty|
|2001||Alvaro Fabricio dos Santos (Brazil) for his paper entitled Brazil and the Registration Convention.|