Space Law in Valencia 2006
First, as part of the Congress, the International Institute of Space Law is hosting its 49th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space. (That's right, one of the world's oldest, almost annual, space law gatherings.)
Sessions at this year's colloquium will include:
- 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.
Also in Spain this week, the Valencia showdown you moot court mavens have been waiting for, the semi-finals and world finals of the 15th Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition 2006, Galatea v Thalassa: Proteus Intervening (concerning the sale and operation of certain commercial remote sensing satellites). And the world final on Thursday, judged by three sitting members of the International Court of Justice, will be at the Sala de Vistas of the Valencia Supreme Court in cooperation with the Tribunal de las Aguas de Valencia. After that, the International Institute of Space Law hosts its annual dinner.
Buena suerte to the moot court teams. And greetings to everyone in Valencia from SLP, (reporting, unfortunately, from NYC, not Spain this week).