52nd Colloquium on the law of Outer Space

August 21, 2009 at 9:40 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

IISLThe agenda for the International Institute of Space Law’s (IISL) 52nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space has been posted at the IAF web site:

52nd Colloquium on the law of Outer Space

This Symposium, part of IAC2009 and organised by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) addresses various aspects of the law of outer space and is structured in six sessions.

Coordinator: Corinne Jorgenson, Advancing Space Consulting Group, United States

2009 Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law
Keynote Lecture on Space Law and 1st Young Scholars Session

Tuesday 13 October 2009
10:00

In the first part, the IISL has invited a prominent speaker to address the members of the Institute and other congress attendants on a highly topical issue of broad interest. The Institute is proud to announce that H.E. Judge V.S. Vereshchetin, former Judge at the International Court of Justice, will deliver this inaugural Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Lecture.

After the break, this newly established annual event will be especially dedicated to the space lawyers of the future, in that young scholars (under 35 years old) are invited to present a paper on “Space Law – Future Challenges and Potential Solutions”.

Chair: Tanja Masson-Zwaan, International Institute of Space Law, Netherlands
Chair: Stephan Hobe, University of Cologne, Germany
Speaker: H.E. Judge V.S. Vereshchetin, former Judge at the International Court of Justice

Peace in Space: Transparency and Confidence Building Measures

Tuesday 13 October 2009
15:00

The session will deal with legal measures fostering transparency and the building of confidence between participants in the use of space.

Chair: Sang-Myon Rhee, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Speaker: Sergio Marchisio, Italian National Research Council, Italy

Third party liability issues in commercial space activities

Wednesday 14 October 2009
10:00

Third party liability issues in commercial space activities are discussed.

Chair: Toshio Kosuge
Chair: Doo Hwan Kim

Legal Mechanisms for Encouraging Space Commerce

Wednesday 14 October 2009
15:00

The session will discuss specific and viable national and international regulatory measures that would enable and foster, or alternatively those that constrain, space commerce.

Chair: Ram S. Jakhu
Chair: Sa’id Mosteshar

Legal challenges to Earth Observation programmes with particular emphasis on developing countries

Wednesday 14 October 2009
10:00

Legal challenges to Earth Observation programmes with particular emphasis on developing countries are discussed.

Chair: José Monserrat-Filho
Chair: K.R. Sridhara Murthi

Recent Developments in Space Law

Friday 16 October 2009
10:00

In this session, papers are invited to address the most recent developments that have taken place since the other session topics were determined (since March 2009).

Chair: Elisabeth Back Impallomeni
Chair: Haifeng Zhao
Related session

23rd IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable
Assessing Commercial Human Spaceflight

Thursday 15 October 2009
10:00

With commercial human spaceflight on the rise, this session will look into the issue from the policy, economic and regulatory perspectives in order to shape a comprehensive picture of the state and the prospects of this area. The Roundtable, jointly organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law through the Scientific-Legal Liaison Committee, will comprise invited papers by the leading experts only and is aimed at conducting an inter-disciplinary debate. It will be opened by the Presidents of IAA and IISL stressing the outstanding character of this event.

Chair: Christophe Bonnal, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, France
Speaker: William Pomerantz, X Prize Foundation, United States
Rapporteur: Nicola Rohner, DLR, Germany

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