This event is co-organised annually with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and takes place at the opening of the annual session of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) in Vienna, Austria. The IISL and ECSL are both observers at the Legal Subcommittee.
This symposium brings together academic experts and leading practitioners in the field of space law, policy and regulation to discuss pressing issues and to propose solutions to the international community.
The 2017 Symposium will be taking place on 27 March 2017. The programme is as follows:
Welcome by Chair LSC and Presidents IISL and ECSL
Hellmut Lagos Koller, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Sergio Marchisio
Fabio Tronchetti (Beihang University): “Current International Legal Framework Applicability to Space Resource Activities”.
Rick Tumlinson (Deep Space Industries): "Perspectives from the Industry in Relation to National Regulation of Space Resource Activities”.
Takeshi Hakamada (ispace, inc.): “Lunar Resource Utilization and Development of Legal Perspective in Japan”
Joanne Gabrynowicz (University of Mississippi): “Report on Title IV of the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act”.
Mahulena Hofmann (University of Luxembourg): "Considerations about Luxembourg’s Draft Law on the Exploration and Use of Space Resources”.
José Monserrat Filho (Brazilian Association of Air and Space Law): “Developing Countries and the Exploitation of Natural Space Resources
Philip De Man (University of Leuven) and Stephan Hobe (University of Cologne): “National Appropriation of Outer Space”.
Tanja Masson-Zwaan (International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University): “The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group"
Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President of the IISL
Sergio Marchisio, Chairman of the ECSL
Hellmut Lagos Koller, Chair of the Legal Subcommittee of COPUOS
2016 Symposium - Registration Convention and Today's Practical Issues
4th April 2016
2015 Symposium - Space Traffic Management
13th April 2015
2014 Symposium - Regulatory Needs for Very Small Satellites
24th March 2014
2013 Symposium - The UNIDROIT Space Protocol
8th April 2013
2012 Symposium - Transfer of Ownership of Space Objects: Issues of Responsibility, Liability and Registration
9th March 2012
2011 Symposium - A Fresh Look on the Delimitation of Airspace and Outer Space
28th March 2011
2010 Symposium - National Space Legislation: Crafting Legal Engines for the Growth of Space Activities
22nd March 2010
2009 Symposium - 30th Anniversary of the Moon Agreement: Retrospect and Prospects
23rd March 2009
2008 Symposium - Legal Implications of Space Applications for Climate Change
31st March - 1st April 2008
2007 Symposium - Capacity Building in Space Law
26th - 27th March 2007
2006 Symposium - Legal Aspects of Disaster Management and the Contribution of the Law of Outer Space
3rd April 2006