IISL/ECSL Symposium at UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, 22 March: Crafting legal engines for the growth of space activities

National space legislation - crafting legal engines for the growth of space activities
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium for delegates and staff of the Legal Subcommittee of UNCOPUOS Vienna, 22 March 2010, 15-18 hrs.

Chairs: Tanja Masson-Zwaan, President IISL
Sergio Marchisio, President ECSL

The need for national space legislation

The need to implement Art VI through national law in the light of the current and foreseeable space activity
Armel Kerrest, Faculty of Law, University of Western Brittany, France

Space legislation as enhancer of space activities and policies
Henry Hertzfeld, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, U.S.

The elements of national space legislation

The discretionary element of authorisation. How detailed do the technical regulations need to be?
Steven Freeland, School of Law, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Considerations on liability and Insurance: liability caps, state indemnification and cross-waivers - what insurers are up to
Philippe Montpert, Willis InSpace, France

Consequences of national space legislation

Economic impacts of national space legislation and the establishment of fair conditions for commercial activities
Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Austria

Accompanying space regulations. Ensuring safe in-orbit operation and interoperability
Heike Wieland, European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA), Europe

Concluding remarks:

Mr Ahmed Talebzadeh, Chair of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee
Irmgard Marboe, Chair of the Working Group on National Space Legislation of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee

Coordinators of the Symposium:

Kai-Uwe Schrogl, (Board of Directors, IISL)
Corinne Jorgenson (Executive Secretary, IISL)
Raphael Milchberg (Executive Secretary, ECSL)

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