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Dr. Marietta Benkö is a scholar and practitioner (attorney-at-law/"Rechtsanwältin"), specialized in air and space law. She is working in this area since 1978 and lecturing worldwide.

From 1978-2013 she held the position as the Executive Editor of the German Journal of Air and Space Law (Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht): http://www.english.zlw.heymanns.com/journal/ and staff member at the Institute of Air and Space Law, Cologne University. See: http://www.ilwr.de/index.php?lang=&pg=mitarbeiter&ID=5. She served as the legal adviser to the German Delegation in the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) from 1979-2013 and was thereby actively involved in the elaboration and negotiation of all legal instruments, which had been adopted by the Committee during this time.

She is life member of the International Academy of Astronautics and member of the International Institute of Space Law.

In 1996 she was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande) for her professional achievements in the UN - especially for her participation in the elaboration of principles relevant to the use of nuclear power sources in outer space. She was honoured for teaching space law & policy at Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Faculty of Aerospace Engineering) and for her work as an author and editor of numerous publications in the field of air and space law.

In 2013 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Institute of Space Law.

Her list of publications can be accessed by following the link on the right hand side of this page.

Related link: The Impact of Space Activities upon Society

Office: Biggestrasse 9, D-50931 Cologne (Germany)
Phone: ++49 (0) 221 405201
Fax: ++49 (0) 221 4009754
E-mail: marietta.benkoe@gmail.com
Last update: 10 April 2014


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