We are holding our annual Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space during the IAC in Paris this year. If you would like to hold a presentation, please be reminded that the deadline for submitting abstracts has to be submitted to the system until Monday 28 February 2022.

The IAC, organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), represents a prestigious event in the space field, a worldwide platform able to connect experts of space agencies, industry, academia and research from all around the world, sharing their dedication to space-related activities, networking and fostering their knowledge.


The 2022 IISL Colloquium focuses on how the latest technological developments are impacting the development of the law of outer space, and on whether space law should embrace new fields of activities, such as cyber, within its scope. The Colloquium looks at current discussions about questions related to the ethics and understanding of what is meant by treaty law terms freedom of exploration and use. It examines how space situational awareness (SSA), space surveillance and tracking (SST) can be integrated as elements within a greater framework for effective space traffic management. It serves as a forum to discuss developments of national space law as a constitutive element of the overall framework of space law enforcing and detailing the principles and general norms of space law, in particular within the field of security. It looks at whether existing legal concepts, particularly responsibility and liability for autonomous systems driven by artificial intelligence, are sufficiently regulated, and whether there is a homogenous approach to licensing at national level. It also provides insights as to how disruptive NewSpace activities can and should be accommodated by space law.


  1. IISL Highlight lecture and Young Scholar session
  2. Dispute Settlement
  3. Balancing Needs: Protection of Space Science
  4. Space Sustainability
  5. Safety Zones on Celestial Bodies and in Outer Space
    6-E3.5. 36th IAA / IISL Joint Roundtable: Autonomous Intelligent Systems in space: Operational and Legal Challenges
  6. Current Developments in Space Law with Special Emphasis on National Space Legislation
    IP. Interactive Presentations – IISL COLLOQUIUM ON THE LAW OF OUTER SPACE

See for more information: https://iac2022.org/programme/. Enquiries may be sent to the IAF Secretariat at support@iafastro.org.