New Frontiers in Space Law

Friday, 4th May 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration from 1:30 pm
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This 2 hour Masterclass, led by Nicholas Puschman (SCELG LLM Alumni), will include a 1 hour introduction to space law and how it fits into public international law and provide comparative analysis of space law, law of the sea, air law, the Antarctic treaty regime and the ITU framework under the theme of 'global commons'. This will feed into an interactive roundtable discussion (10 min each) focusing on ‘hot topics’ in the fields of space law today, including:

  • How the law is being developed today

 Environmental aspects of space law:

  1. Debris mitigation, active debris removal and on-orbit servicing - legal and policy challenges
  2. The principle of due regard, planetary protection and the environmental risks of space mining
  3. The use of satellite data for environmental law purposes, e.g. compliance with environmental regulations as well as disaster management
  4. Is space law still 'fit for purpose': the definition of 'peaceful purposes' in international law

 Lunch and registration will be available from 1:30pm

This event is part of the 2018 Festival of Environmental Law and Governance

Who should attend?

Law colleagues, LLM students, and PhD students in the law school + colleagues from other schools and departments and who are part of the strategic theme on air, space and oceans including master and PhD students.

Benefits of attending

Delegates will benefit from an introduction to space law, how it links to other international public and environmental law and an overview of the latest challenges for space law.



Prof Elisa Morgera
phone +44 (0)141 538 3291
Professor of Global Environmental Law
Dr Saskia Vermeylen
phone +44 (0)141 548 3188
Daniel Shand
phone +44 (0)141 538 8243
Administration Assistant

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