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The main objective of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) is to build up and spread, within Europe and elsewhere, an understanding of the legal framework relevant to space activities. ECSL does this by fostering the exchange of information among interested stakeholders and by helping to improve and promote the teaching of space law. Its aim is to provide updated information on Europe’s contribution to space activities beyond Europe, and therefore to enhance the European position in the field of space law practice, teaching and publications.
ECSL Practitioners' Forum 2014 - REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - MONDAY 10th MARCH
"Recent Developments in Export Control Regulations on Space Technology"
14 March 2014, 9:30 - 18:00, ESA HQ Paris, Room A
Those wishing to attend the ECSL Practitioners' Forum can register now. Please see the link on the left of this page for more details on the Forum and to access the Registration Form.
ECSL mourns the loss of great space jurist, Prof. Vladimír Kopal
It is with great sadness that the ECSL announces the death of Professor Vladimír Kopal. He was a pioneer of space law and had an exemplary career in academics and in the UN, serving as a delegate of his country since the creation of UN COPUOS and twice as Chairman of its Legal Subcommittee. A detailed biography of the many achievements of Professor Kopal can be found on this link to the IAF website.
Professor Kopal served on the board of the ECSL for many years and continued to be active in ECSL events. By special invitation, he participated as a judge at the Manfred Lachs Regional Rounds in Rome in 2013. He was also instrumental in setting up the ECSL’s National Point of Contact in the Czech Republic.
He will be sorely missed by all at the ECSL.
Application for the 2014 ECSL MEMBERSHIP now online
If you wish to become an ECSL member for 2013, you will now find an Application form for 2014 in the section "Become a member".
IISL-ECSL Symposium: Regulatory needs for very small satellites
The IISL-ECSL Symposium will take place on the first day of the UN COPUOS Legal Subcommittee. More details to follow shorlty. See the link on the left of this page.
Space Law Events
Awards offered by the IISL at the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing
At the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) offered three awards.Dr. Marietta Benkö was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award was awarded to: Dr. Martha Mejia-Kaiser and Mr. Philippe Clerc.
IISL Awards webpage
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