The Prof. Dr I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award is granted annually by the IISL Board of Directors.

The Award is given to the best paper accepted for presentation at the Institute’s Colloquium by an author not older than 30 years and who has not published more than five papers in the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia.

A medal is donated each year by the initiator of the Award, Prof. Oscar Fernandez Brital from Argentina.

Previous Diederiks-Verschoor Award winners

2022Antonino Salmeri (Italy) for his paper entitled The Multi-Level System of Space Mining: Regulatory Aspects and Enforcement Options
2020Tejas Bharadwaj (India) for his paper entitled Protecting the Dark Skies of the Earth from Satellite Constellations under International Space Law
2019Thea Flem Dethlefsen (Denmark) for her paper entitled On-Orbit Servicing: Repairing, Refuelling And Recycling The Legal Framework
2018Andrea Capurso (Italy) for his paper entitled The Non-Appropriation Principle: A Roman Interpretation
2017Claudiu Mihai Taiatu (Romania) for his paper entitled Space Traffic Management: Top priority for safety operations
2016Pierfrancesco Breccia (Italy) for his paper entitled Article III of the Outer Space Treaty and its relevance in the international space legal framework
2015Dimitri Linden (Belgium) for his paper entitled  The Impact of National Space Legislation in Private Space Undertakings: A Regulatory Competition Between States?
2014Joyeeta Chatterjee (India) for her paper entitled Legal Issues Relating To Unauthorised Space Debris Remediation
2013Elena Carpanelli and Brendan Cohen for their paper entitled The Notion of Damage Caused by a Space Object under the 1972 Liability Convention
2012Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto (Brazil) for his paper entitled The Elusive Frontier: Revisiting the Delimitation of Outer Space
2011Irina Kerner (Germany) for her paper entitled Supranational Space: Why the Powers of the EU are Not Quite Parallel
2010Philip de Man (Belgium) for his paper entitled The commercial exploitation of outer space and celestial bodies – a functional solution to the natural resource challenge
2009Catherine Doldirina (Russia) for her paper entitled A rightly balanced intellectual property rights regime as a mechanism to enhance commercial earth observation activities
2007Fabio Tronchetti for his paper enttitled The non-appropriation principle under attack using article II of the Outer Space Treaty in its defence
2006Yun Zhao for his paper entitled Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space
2005Zeldine O’Brien for her paper entitled Consumer protection and the limitation of liability in the national regulation of the space industry
2004Atsuyo Ito for her paper entitled Legal Aspects of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters
2003Gérardine Meishan Goh for her paper entitled Tintallë – Kindling International Security with Space Law
2002Ricky Lee for his paper entitled The ius ad bellum in outer space: the interrelation between Article 103 of the Charter of the United Nations and Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty
2001Alvaro Fabricio dos Santos (Brazil) for his paper entitled  Brazil and the Registration Convention.