Global Adventures in Space Law
Now it's April; those happenings are history. Space-time sure flies. Ready for some new space law events to plug into your handheld?
This time, a quick line-up of global (non US) space law-related activities, coming soon (or starting today) on the home planet, if you feel like jetting around.
(And if you're looking for a few US space-related destinations, scroll down. Me? I'm stuck in NYC most of the time and never do manage to get out enough. Oh well.)
(By the way, hat tip to the International Institute of Space Law's newsletter No. 69 (December 2005), and the European Centre for Space Law for some of this information.)
I will post updates, changes and additional links, as available.
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April 3-13, 2006,
Check out the provisional agenda.
And here is the Daily Journal for the session.
(Wish I could be there today; greetings to all now gathering in Vienna.)
April 12, 2006
(World space party marking the dawn of human spaceflight; had to include it. After all, space lawyers love to party, too.)
April 26, 2006,
Brussels, Belgian Senate
June 6-17, 2006
Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), European Center for Space Law (ECSL)
June 23, 2006
June 28-30, 2006
Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University
August 3-5, 2006
A "joint forum on the potential of space exploration and development for the world" hosted by the International Committee of the National Space Society and the International Space University.
August 6-8, 2006
According to IISL's newsletter, the conference will be hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand and "IISL will cooperate with the Space Law & Policy Centre of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. This conference is the fourth in a series of regional space law conferences initiated in 2001 with the aim of bringing space law and policy specialists together in a specific region to discuss topics of particular interest to that region...."
September 4-15, 2006
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
(International Institute of Space Law)
October 2-6, 2006
- Legal aspects of space transportation and launching;
- Legal aspects of disaster management;
- International cooperation in space activities, with special focus on remote
- Space law at times of armed conflict;
- Other legal matters, including the relationship between government and private sector in space activities.
And the 15th Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition 2006 (Galatea v Thalassa: Proteus Intervening) semi-finals and finals will take place during the IISL Colloquium in Valencia. (And check here for details on Moot Court regional rounds taking place in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific.)
Oct. 2-6, 2006
October 26-27, 2006
This conference will "focus on the exploration of outer space having regard to the plans announced by certain space agencies, such as NASA's Vision for Space Exploration and ESA’s Aurora programme."
New Delhi, India
But wait, we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves. (And I should at least wait until the case is written before blogging about the 16th Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition to be held at the colloquium in 2007...)
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By the way, on the US side, of course, today is day one of the 22nd National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A big event.
And tomorrow, Space Billionaires: Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs, a forum presented by the Center for Technology Commercialization at the USC Marshall School of Business at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles.
Space Access '06 takes place April 20-22, 2006 in Phoenix Arizona.
And coming up May 4-7, 2006, swing back over to L.A where the National Space Society and the Planetary Society co-host the International Space Development Conference, the first day of which brings us the 2006 Space Venturing Forum.
As always, look for legal tracks or panels at the big, annual space conventions and gatherings.
Lots more to come.... And please do e-mail me with anything I'm missing, your updates, new announcements, etc.
If only we each had a personal rocket to get around in, eh?