IISL President presenting during United Nations/Chile Conference on Space Law and Policy

The 2022 United Nations/Chile Conference on Space Law and Policy addressed the topic of Governance and Legal Perspectives on Space Activities in Earth Orbit and Beyond and was held on between 10 and 12 May 2022 in virtual format. IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl presented on space traffic management under the title Towards a regime for Space Traffic Management – governance perspective on 11 May 2022. During the presentation, the IISL President highlighted that the Institute Read more…

IISL President presenting at the Space Law Research Centre (SPARC) in Lisbon, Portugal

The IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl presented during the 3rd edition of the Space Law Course at the Space Law Research Centre (SPARC), Nova School of Law in Lisbon on 5 May 2022. His presentation was entitled Key issues in international space policy and regulation. At the outset of the presentation, Schrogl set two recent trends in the space industry against each other bearing consequences for the development of space law and policy: on one hand, Read more…

IISL President presenting on «Harmful Impact» in the space treaties: responsibility and liability

The IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl presented during the Luxembourg Space Resources Week 2022 on 4 May 2022 in the Session on Law and Regulations on the topic of « Harmful Impact » in the Space Treaties: Responsibility and Liability. The presentation outlined that when discussing harmful impact, it was necessary to differentiate between intended and non-intended harmful impact; harmful impact resulting from actions of governmental vs. non-governmental actors; and harmful impact resulting from disregard of Read more…

Announcement of IISL Happy Hour 12 – Special Edition

We are happy to announce a special edition of the IISL Happy Hour- “A Hommage to Prof. Bin Cheng (1921- 2019) by the IISL” – on 28 May 2022. Prof. Bin Cheng is a formidable figure in international law and in particular, in the fields of air and space law. Prof. Cheng made significant contributions to the theory of international law and enriched the field through concepts such as the notion of “instant customary international law” and “jurisfaction and jurisaction”. Yet, this Read more…

IISL 2022 Board Elections

The IISL Election Committee, currently comprising José Monserrat Filho (Chair), George D. Kyriakopoulos and Leslie I. Tennen invites you to take part in the 2022 IISL Board Elections.All IISL Members are entitled to put themselves forward for the following elected positions on the Board: President (one position) Vice-President (one position) Directors (four positions) The names of the IISL Board members whose term of office expires this year are:President: Kai-Uwe SchroglVice-President: Diane Howard (vacant on resignation)Directors: Read more…

University of Bologna scholarships for Ukranian students (i.e. PhD students, post-docs, researchers) 

The University of Bologna is granting scholarships to students (i.e. PhD students, post-docs, researchers) who are refugees from Ukraine, refugees in Ukraine or holders of permanent residence permits in Ukraine. In particular, the scholarships will be granted to   1.       Visiting PhD: for PhD students.   2.       Research fellowship: for graduates and post-docs.   3.       Visiting researcher: for graduates, PhD students, post-docs, researchers, and professors.  Seen this opportunity, Air & Space law Professor Anna Masutti (University of Bologna) would be pleased to offer Read more…

March 2022 Newsletter available

Our newsletter for February 2022 is now available.Highlights include: News and Announcements IISL Proceedings 2020 IISL President’s Statement on the Situation in Ukraine Space Law Workshop at Space Symposium Progress on McGill Encyclopedia of Space Law To read the newsletter, please visit here. If you have items for the newsletter, please contact the editorial team of the IISL. Did you get our newsletter last month? If not, sign up to keep in touch with the Read more…

IISL Happy Hour 11 held

The 11th IISL Happy Hour was held on 12 March. This time Professor Dr. Sandeepa Bhat B made a presentation on the recent space law conference held at his Center for Aviation and Space Laws (SASL), National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India, of whish he is the Director. His presentation is entitled “A Discourse on Key Deliberations in the CASL (Center for Aviation and Space Laws) Conference on Space Tourism”. This covered such a Read more…

IISL President’s Statement on the Situation in the Ukraine

IISL’s mission is to promote the rule of law in outer space. In the recent past, we have seen a deterioration of respect for existing, binding international space law. The current invasion of Ukraine represents an unprecedented new dimension of violation of international law. Taken into account with other such violations of international law in other world regions, the IISL is deeply concerned about this situation and its meaning for the rule of law. We are shocked by Read more…

Space Law Workshop at the 37th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs

The IISL is sponsoring a Space Law Workshop at the 37th Space Symposium, in Colorado Springs, April 4, 2022.  Speakers include general Counsels from 13 companies and agencies.  The Agenda is below.   A separate registration is required.  Go to:  https://www.spacesymposium.org/agenda/ Space Law Workshop Agenda 1:15 – 1:20                  Introduction and welcome; Skip Smith, Sherman & Howard; Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President of the International Institute of Space Law 1:20 – 1:35                  Commercial Space Policies and Perspectives; Dr. Diane Read more…