Global Adventures in Space Law

Way back in January, to start off 2006, I posted a roundup of coming attractions in space law. (Later I added posts covering a bunch of other events such as the ECSL's practitioners forum, a new space law continuing legal education course, and more.)

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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  • UN Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Forty-fifth Session
    April 3-13, 2006,
    Vienna, Austria
    Check out the provisional
    And here is the
    Daily Journal for the session.
    (Wish I could be there today; greetings to all now gathering in Vienna.)

  • Yuri's Night
    April 12, 2006
    (World space party marking the dawn of human spaceflight; had to include it. After all, space lawyers love to party, too.)

  • Towards a Legal Framework for Space Activities and Applications: Belgian, Comparative, and European Perspectives
    April 26, 2006,
    Brussels, Belgian Senate

  • UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Forty-ninth Session
    June 6-17, 2006
    Vienna, Austria

  • Workshop on Space Law
    Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), European Center for Space Law (ECSL)
    June 23, 2006
    Rabat, Morocco

  • IASL– IISL International Interdisciplinary Workshop On Policy and Law Relating to Outer Space Resources: The Example of the Moon, Mars and Other Celestial Bodies
    June 28-30, 2006
    Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University
    Montreal, Canada

  • NSS-ISU Forum in Strasbourg
    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.

  • 4th Regional Space Law Conference
    August 6-8, 2006
    Bangkok, Thailand
    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...."

  • 15th ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy
    September 4-15, 2006
    Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  • 49th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
    (International Institute of Space Law)
    October 2-6, 2006
    Valencia, Spain
    - 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.)

  • 57th International Astronautical Congress
    Oct. 2-6, 2006
    Valencia, Spain

  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Space Exploration
    October 26-27, 2006
    UNESCO, Paris
    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."

  • 50th IISL Colloquium
    October 2007
    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?

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