Registration Now Open for the 5th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law

October 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Posted in NCRSASL News, Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

Please see the agenda and then register to attend. Registration is required because space is limited and is made available on a first-come-first-served basis. Lunch will be served. There is no attendance fee. Bookmark this page and check for updates regularly. For information about previous symposia see, symposium originsGalloway 1Galloway 2Galloway 3, and Galloway 4.

The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law

The Journal of Space Law

and the

The International Institute of Space Law


The 5th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law

Art. IX of the Outer Space Treaty and Peaceful Purposes: Issues and Implementation

December 2, 2010

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Cosmos Club, Washington D.C.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Sign-In

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction

Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Director, National Center for Remote  Sensing, Air, and Space Law, Univ. of Mississippi; Director, IISL

Tanja Masson-Zwaan, President, IISL, International Institute of Air &  Space Law, Leiden University    09:15 – 10:00 Art. IX Background

Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty: the Negotiation History,  Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz

10:00 – 11:15 Planetary Protection

Moderator: Tanja Masson-Zwaan

Planetary Protection and Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty,

Dr. Catharine Conely, Planetary Protection Officer, NASA and Dr. Gerhard Kminek, Planetary Protection Officer, ESA

Planetary Protection: Towards a Space Environment Law?

Jean-François Mayence, LLM, Head of the Legal Unit “International Relations”, Belgian Federal Office for Science Policy, Brussels

Article IX and Extraterrestrial Contamination: Quarantine, the U.S.  Constitution, and National Legislation

Dr. George Robinson, Robinson and Robinson, LLC

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:45  The Space Environment: Nonbiological Contamination and Other  Issues

Moderator: Les Tennen, Sterns and Tennen

Art: IX:  Toward a Protocol for Environmental Protection in Outer Space

Howard A. Baker, M.E.S., LL.M., D.C.L., Senior Counsel, Department of Justice, Government of Canada

OST Art. IX, Improvements: Cultural and Natural Heritage Elements

Prof. Frank Lyall, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

A Pragmatic Approach to the “Harmful Contamination” Concept in Art. IX of the Outer Space Treaty

Mark Williamson, Space Technology Consultant, U.K.

12:45 – 2:00 Lunch and Presentation TBA

2:00 – 3:15             International Relations and Foreign Affairs

Moderator: TBA

China’s Current Legislative Efforts to Control and Manage Space Debris

Dr. Bin Li, Associate Professor; Asst. Dean; Director, Institute of Space Law;  Assoc. Director, Institute of Aviation Law, Beihang University School of Law

Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty, Data Sharing, and Space Situational Awareness

Theresa Hitchens, Director, UN Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva, Switzerland

The Principle of No Harmful Interference and the Draft Code of Conduct on Space Activities

Prof. Sergio Marchisio, University Sapienza of Rome, Director Institute for International Legal Studies (National Research Council,  Italy)

Principles of Peaceful Purposes and the Obligation to Undertake Appropriate International Consultations Under Art. 9 of the Outer Space Treaty

Michael Mineiro, McGill University, Canada

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:30 Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz

Dr. Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Head of Legal Affairs, Orbspace Engineering; Member, Delegation of Spain, UNCOPUOS LSC

Others: TBA

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