IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl participated in the 2021 Space Diplomacy Forum, an event co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea together with the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), a state think tank, and held on 12 August 2021. The forum was entitled “Envisioning a Better Future through Space Diplomacy”.

The event was attended by experts on space diplomacy, including from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), from major space faring nations, as well as by embassy officials in the ROK. It was live streamed and saw a discussion of the current status of space development exploration, norms, and sustainable development goals and sought ways to expand networks.

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl participated in Session 2 on “Rulemaking for Space”. His presentation highlighted the heritage of international space law, the current challenges it faces, and with regard to its future, the importance of maintaining the rule of law in outer space. The slides of the presentation can be viewed here.