Solicitation of Interest for IISL-ISIL Conference, 6-7 June 2011
7 Jan 2011

Solicitation of Interest for IISL-ISIL Conference, 6-7 June 2011 On 6-7 June 2011, the IISL will co-host a conference with the Indonesian Society of International Law. The conference, entitled "The Role of Law in an Asian Space Age: Institutions and Applications", will feature four 90-minute sessions focusing on the following themes:

  • Session 1: Rule-Based Governance in Outer Space - Currents, Constraints and Contemporary Transformations The panel will address current debates over the legal principles of outer space, focusing on how accepted principles enable or constrain developments in space or, alternatively, how technological change creates pressure to change legal rules.
  • Session 2: Regional Organisations in Asia The panel will address issues related to recent developments in regional institution-building and, alternatively, the potential for additional regional fora.
  • Session 3: Satellite Applications for the Betterment of Humanity The panel will address legal aspects of satellite functions, particularly remote sensing, which are used to collect information, monitor and improve the natural and built environments.
  • Session 4: Space Law and Telecommunication Satellite Operations

The panel is encouraged to focus on private law issues pertaining to the operation of telecommunications satellites such as, for example, those relating to insuring and financing telecommunications satellite operations, or the relationship between the satellite owner/operator and the service provider. These proposals are tentative, and suggestions for alternative panels of interest to the region are warmly welcomed.

The conference will be hosted at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), a leading private university in Indonesia, located in a suburb of Jakarta. Speakers will be provided with two nights' accommodation at The Aryaduta Hotel (5-6 June 2011), a light breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and dinner on Thursday night. Speakers are expected to pay for their own transport to and from Jakarta. Arrangements for transport to/from the airport can be made with ISIL, provided the speaker gives sufficient notice in advance of his arrival.

The conference follows the 2011 Asia-Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. This arrangement provides a unique opportunity for both students and speakers to interact at multiple levels, and speakers who are not associated with a team are encouraged to stay and participate in judging the moot court. To facilitate these arrangements, speakers who are not associated with a team in the competition will be provided with accommodation for three additional nights (3-5 June 2011).

Please contact Mr. Jason Bonin at for more information as to how to participate in this event.

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