Statement by the IISL Board of Directors on claims to property rights regarding the Moon and other celestial bodies

Claims to own the Moon or parts thereof by private parties have been made for many years, but so far such claims have not been taken very seriously. However, this could change, as “deeds to lunar property” have started to appear, raising the opportunity for individuals to be misled. In addition, the scope of such claims has been extended recently to other celestial bodies. Thus, the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Read more…

Annual Standing Committee Reports​

At the meeting of the IISL Board of Directors held at Brighton, United Kingdom, in October 1987, the Board decided to create a standing committee of the Institute to prepare and submit at each annual Colloquium a report on the status of agreements relating to activities in outer space.Institute members who can contribute substantively to the work of the committee are invited to serve on it. Membership is open to any interested IISL member. The Read more…

Lachs Moot Winners

Best Memorial – Eilene Galloway Award The Eilene Galloway Award for Best Memorial is awarded to the best written arguments submitted by a team out of all the competing universities drawn from the four regions. Best Oralist – Sterns and Tennen Award The Best Oralist – Sterns and Tennen Award is awarded to the oralist who achieved the highest oral argument score during the different rounds. 2021 Lachs Moot Winners WINNER The Honourable Society of Read more…

Eleventh Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law 2019

Each year since 2009, at the International Astronautical Congress, the Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law is presented by a leading expert on space law. The 2019 Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law was presented at the IISL colloquium during the IAC in Washington D.C., United States. It was given by Setsuko Aoki and entitled International Cooperation Mechanisms in Outer Space Activities for the Next Decade. The keynote lecture is published in the Read more…