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    IAC-14 — 65th International Astronautical Congress


    This symposium organized by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) addressed various aspects of the law of outer space and is structured in five sessions.


    Lesley Jane Smith
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & SmithGermany

    Mahulena Hofmann
    University of LuxembourgLuxembourg

    Publication officer

    Rafael Moro-Aguilar

    E7.1. 6th Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law and Young Scholars Session

    In the first part of this session, the IISL will invite a prominent speaker to address the members of the Institute and other congress attendants on a highly topical issue of broad interest. The second part of this session will be especially dedicated to the space lawyers of the future, in that young scholars (under 35 years old) are invited to present a paper on "Space Law - Future Challenges and Potential Solutions" but the IISL is also open to other topics.


    Tanja Masson-Zwaan
    International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands

    Milton Smith
    Sherman & Howard, LLCUnited States


    Taryn Tomlinson
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    E7.2. Up, up and away: Future legal regimes for long-term presence in space

    Current space law may be inadequate to meet the challenges of human presence and long-term activities in space. Auhors are invited to review and evaluate current law, both public and private, in that regard. Others may consider howfuture activities could or should be regulated, or the problems inherent in space colonisation and governance. Science fiction has already opened such matters, and some may wish to reflect in the contribution that has there been made.


    Jean-François Mayence
    Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)Belgium

    Francis Lyall
    University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.United Kingdom


    Andreas Loukakis
    University of LuxembourgLuxembourg

    E7.3. The ISS IGA: Lessons learned and looking to the future

    The International Space Station (ISS) has been governed by the International Space Station Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). The IGA first entered into force in 1988, the second iteration in 1998. Since its inception it has included four major bodies of law: jurisdiction, tort, intellectual property and criminal law. It has governed the actions of approximately 16 Nations-States; facilitated the addition of a major partner; and incorporated a number of innovations. Currently, ISS operations have been extended to 2020. This panel will address the legal future of the ISS beyond 2020. What worked? What needs to be changed? What is the IGA's value as precedent for continuation of the ISS and other missions?


    Joanne Gabrynowicz
    International Institute of Space Law (IISL)United States

    Motoko Uchitomi
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan


    Timiebi Aganabe
    McGill UniveristyCanada

    E7.4. Legal issues associated with private human flight, including space and ground facilities, traffic management and spaceports

    With the ever-increasing likehood that a commercial industry for private human flight will ultimately develop, careful consideration must be given to the multitude of legal issues that are relevant for the 'launch' and return phases to and from earth. Various private entities have developed, or are in the process of developing, unique technologies to facilitate the space 'tourism' experience, and appropriate legal rules, at both a national and international level, will be required to cover issues such as safety, licensing, infrastructure, jurisdiction and control, traffic management (both in air and in space), and dedicated flight 'corridors', amongst others. This session seeks to encourage an exchange of views as to whether there are common legal principles that might apply to all aspects of both the space and ground facilities that may be necessary, and also to discuss how the differences in technology may require variations at a national level to accomodate the sui generis questions that will arise for the various services that may be offered.


    Diane Howard
    International Institute of Space Law (IISL)United States

    Lucy Stojak
    HEC MontrealCanada


    Anita RINNER
    University GrazAustria

    E7.5. Recent Developments in Space Law

    In this session, papers are invited to addres legal aspects of the most recent developments in space activities that have taken place since March 2013.


    Philippe Clerc
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Lesley Jane Smith
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & SmithGermany


    Edmond Boulle
    Satellite Applications CatapultUnited Kingdom

    E7.6-E3.5. 29th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Round Table

    With the increasingly high resolution of space EO data, combined moreover with increasing location and navigation information provided by satellites, new questions arise regarding the risks and threaks of abuse of such data, for example in areas of privacy, human rights and public order (terrorism). This concerns in particular the governments regulating, controlling and often even themselves undertaking such space activities but also, increasingly, private operators who undertake them, either for the governments or for their own private gain. Clearly, regulations, mechanisms and concepts to counteract such risks, both legally and technically/operationally, exist, but their usage is not necessarily beyond discussion. Which technical measures and which legal instruments would be suitable to realistically safeguard future use of space EO data? What would be the possibilities as well as the effects of introducing, for example, 'firewalls', 'informed consent', or the 'criminalization' of leaking data in a comprehensive manner into these space sectors? The 2014 IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable is to address this issue from an interdisciplinary perspective.


    Rainer Sandau
    International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)Germany

    Frans G. Von der Dunk
    University of Nebraska, College of LawThe Netherlands


    Marc Haese
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    E7.7-B3.8. Joint IAF/IISL Session on the Legal Framework for Cooperative Space Activities

    This session hosts papers on topics related to the legal framework governing collaborative space programmes, in particular governmental LEO and Exploration programmes. For the IAC 2014, the session will put special emphasis on highlighting the impact of ITAR and similar export control regimes on the development and operation phases of collaborative international space programmes, including lessons learned.


    Cristian Bank

    Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd
    Leuphana UniversityGermany


    Olga Stelmakh-Drescher
    International Institute of Space Law (IISL)Germany

    E7.P. Poster Session