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Inaugural ECSL Essay Competition now open!
'What are the main legal issues raised by space mining?' Details on how to participate in the competition may be found by clicking the 'Essay Competition' link on the left hand side.

Space Law in the News
Spring-Summer 2014 now published
A new initiative providing brief summaries and links to articles which engage with issues of space law. Available only to ECSL Members.

ECSL Summer Course 2014 in partnership with the ITU in Geneva, 1st - 12th September
Applications now closed
See the link 'ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy' on the left-hand side of this page for more details and to download the Summer Course programme.

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