Defining the principles governing outer space activities

Space law is an area of the law that encompasses national and international law governing activities in outer space.

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) was founded in 1960. The purposes and objectives of the Institute include the cooperation with appropriate international organisations and national institutions in the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks for fostering space law development.


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