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2024
Academics at Durham Law School and St Andrews University launch global online survey on contact with extraterrestrial intelligenceNew!!

The survey is available in four languages (English, German, French and Spanish), with additional invitations in Arabic and Chinese. For the invitations containing further information and the links to the survey see the link below.

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2024
Register for IISL Happy Hour #16New!!

Dear IISL members, We hope you are having beautiful summer vacation.  The 16th IISL Happy Hour will be held on 1 August 2024, 1230-1330 (could be extended 1400) CEST. For this occasion, An IISL member and former COPUOS/ LSC chair, Dr. Nomfuneko Majaja will talk on “Space & Law: a South African Perspective including African […]

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2024
2024 IISL Elections - voting period closedNew!!

The Voting Period for the IISL 2024 Elections is now closed and the links to the voting forms are disabled. We thank all members who took part in the elections! The Election Committee will publish the results of the elections soon.

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2024
REMINDER:Take part in the 2024 IISL Elections!  

Voting in the 2024 IISL Board Elections opened on 15 June and will remain open until July 15, 23:59 CEST. Be sure to take part in our 2024 Elections!  Voting is open to all individual and institutional IISL Members in good standing.  You can find more information on the elections as well as the candidates' profiles and […]

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2024
Call for participation in the IISL Working Group on the Future of the Moon Agreement

Dear Members, Prospective Members, and Friends of the International Institute for Space Law (IISL), We are pleased to invite you to participate in the newly established Working Group on the Future of the Moon Agreement. Working Group Overview In light of the ongoing efforts to set up a framework to govern the utilization of space […]

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2024
IISL at IAU conference

At the conference on "Communicating astronomy with the Public" of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which was held at the Cité de l'Espace in Toulouse, IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl gave a keynote on the policy and legal aspects to deal with light pollution and radiofrequency interference from space objects. The presentation (download below) built on […]

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2024
Call for Participation - Working Group on Indigenous Law and Governance and Non-State Peoples' Law and Governance in International Outer Space Law

Dear Members, Prospective Members, and Friends of the International Institute for Space Law (IISL), We are pleased to invite you to participate in the newly established Working Group on Indigenous Law and Governance and Non-State Peoples' Law and Governance in International Outer Space Law. Working Group Overview The expansion of outer space activities, including resource […]

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2024
26th Asia-Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition 2024 Concluded

24 June 2024 -- The Asia-Pacific Regional Round happened at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan two years in a row and concluded its 2024 round on 9th June 2024. The Regional Round was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Space Policy Secretariat of the Cabinet Office, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and was […]

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2024
The 2024 Latin American Regional MLSLMCC - Photo impressions

The 2024 Regional Round of the Latin American Region of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition was successfully held. The event was organised by the Universidad Católica de Colombia. This year's Latin American rounds of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court were held in Jaén, Spain, on May 8-9, 2024, bringing together teams from […]

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2024
IISL Happy Hour #15 held

IISL Happy Hours are events coordinated and co-hosted by IISL Members Setsuko Aoki and Quentin Verspieren. This is a monthly 60-minute program starting with a presentation by an IISL member about a recent project or study, followed by a free discussion session during which all participating IISL members are invited to chat and report on […]

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