ILA Space Law Committee

This just in from the 72nd biennial conference of the International Law Association (ILA) (taking place June 4-8 in Toronto, Canada): Justice Markandey Katju of India was appointed to ILA's committee on space law.

More news from the committee sure to come. Meanwhile, for those unfamiliar with ILA, the association, founded in Brussels in 1873, devotes itself to "the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law". ILA boasts 3700 members and 50 regional branches in operation around the world.

Yes, ILA has a space law committee which has the status of permanent observer, and reports annually, to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. For further reading, visit the
ILA's space law committee page. And here is the committee's draft 2006 report, Legal Aspects of the Privatisation and Commercialisation of Space Activities, Remote Sensing and National Space Legislation.

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