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| ||DR. MARIETTA BENKÖ (ATTORNEY-AT-LAW)|
Biggestr. 9, D-50931 Cologne, Germany.
Tel.: (0221) 405201 and 4702337, Fax: (0221)4009754 ,
Attorney-at-Law (“Rechtsanwältin”) in Cologne, practising in the field of air traffic and space law,
She is Executive Editor of the "German Journal of Air and Space Law" (Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht), see: http://www.uni-koeln.de/jur-fak/zlw/index.html
and staff member of the Institute of Air and Space Law at Cologne University. See: http://www.uni-koeln.de/jur-fak/instluft/mitarbeiter.html
Legal Consultant of the German Delegation in the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and its Legal Subcommittee. Thereby involvement in the elaboration of all legal instruments which were adopted in this body since 1978. (Legal principles on Direct Broadcasting by Satellites, Remote Sensing, the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space, “Space Benefits” as well as the consensus text on the Concept of the Launching State.)
Lectures in space law at the University for Applied Engineering in Aachen (Division: Prof. Ley).
Legal expert in the “Project 2001”: Legal Framework in the Commercial Use of Outer Space organized by the Institute for Air and Space Law and the Chair for International Business Law with the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
Chairperson of the Working Group on Remote Sensing together with Dr. W. v. Kries and Member of the Working Group on National Space Legislation which is involved in the elaboration of the new German National Space Act.
Editor of the Series “Essential Air and Space Law” (Eleven International Publishing Utrecht), see: http://www.elevenpub.com/
, Editorial Board Member of the Journal "Space Communication and Broadcasting" (Elsevier Science Publishers) as well as project coordinator and editorial board member of the series "Utrecht Studies in Air and Space Law". Editor of the series "Forum for Air and Space Law" (Editions Frontières) Paris
Member of the International Institute of Space Law of the International Astronautical Federation.
Life Member of the International Academy of Astronautics http://www.spaceandsociety.org/cgi-bin/long-list.pl?000024
Cross of the Order of Merit, Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens ) awarded by the President of State Dr. Roman Herzog through the Minister of Science and Research of Northrhine Westphalia Ms. Anke Brunn in 1996 .
Numerous books (as author and editor) in the field of air traffic and space law especially space law and the United Nations as well as commercial law and arbitration. (Details in separate list of publications)
Last update: 12 February 2007
Related linksList of publications as author and editor (excerpts)