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 2018 Symposium:
The 2018 Symposium will take place in Vienna on the 9th of April. The Symposium will consider "The 50th Anniversary of the Rescue and Return Agreement: Relevance and Challenges". The program will be made available in the coming weeks. Further observation of the Legal Subcommittees' work can be discussed with selected members.
- The ECSL will offer a few ECSL members the opportunity to be invited to this event. Please note that the ECSL will not cover any expenses, and that invited members will have to bear the costs associated with participating themselves.
- If you are interested in participating pleas write a 250 word statement of why this is a relevant opportunity for your work/studies. The statement should be sent to the ECSL Executive Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 15th of February.
2017 Symposium - Legal Models for Exploration, Exploitation and Utilization of Space Resources 50 Years After the Adoption of the Outer Space Treaty
Presentations of the Symposium available here: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/copuos/lsc/2017/symposium.html
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