Space law papers wanted
The symposium will cover inter alia, "the legal and regulatory aspects on both certification and safety aspects of commercial manned space flight; current limitations will be identified and future actions will be proposed..." and yes, this will include orbital and sub-orbital flights.
Deadline for abstracts is Dec 5.
(Hat tip: Personal Spaceflight blog.)
And while you are keyboarding your latest legal opus, the 59th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2008), coming in September to Glasgow, Scotland, also wants your space law scholarship. Here is the IAC call for abstracts, which includes information about submitting papers for the 51st IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, planning at Glasgow to mark the 40th anniversary of the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space (Rescue Agreement) which indeed entered into force December 1968 -- so why not a paper on "the legal aspects of applying the Agreement to international cooperative mission profiles"? Or, if you prefer, a paper on the legal aspects of near Earth objects (NEO’s)? Or perhaps some wisdom on private international law regarding space activities? Go for it. Deadline for abstracts is March 11, 2008.
(By the way, here are IISL's rules for qualifing to be considered for the Dr. I.H. Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award for Best Paper of the colloquium, which includes a medal and 500 Euros. And bragging rights on SLP. ;)
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