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International Astronautical Federation
The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) was established in 1951 and is an international non-governmental and non-profit organisation. The Federation encourages the advancement of knowledge about space and the development and application of space assets for the benefit of humanity. It plays an important role in disseminating information, and in providing a significant worldwide network of experts in the development and utilisation of space.
International Academy of Astronautics
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is an international community of leading experts committed to expanding the frontiers of space. To foster the development of astronautics, the IAA undertakes a number of activities, including the recognition of outstanding contributors through election and awards. It also facilitates professional communication, develops and promotes new ideas and initiatives, engages the public, and fosters a sense of community among the members.
United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
The IISL has organised and presented many space law programmes for the delegates and staff attending the annual session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPOUS) Legal Subcommittee. The IAF is an officially recognised observer at sessions of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Scientific & Technical and Legal Subcommittee and members of the IISL are entitled to be designated as IAF observers to those sessions.
European Centre for Space Law
The main objective of the European Centre for Space Law is to build up and spread, within Europe and elsewhere, an understanding of the legal framework relevant to space activities. ECSL does this by fostering the exchange of information among interested stakeholders and by helping to improve and promote the teaching of space law. Its aim is to provide updated information on Europe's contribution to space activities beyond Europe, and therefore to enhance the European position in the field of space law practice, teaching and publications.
The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition
The Lachs Moot began in 1992 and is organised annually by the International Institute of Space Law. Each year, the winners of the Asia Pacific, European and North American Regional Rounds compete in the world finals, held in conjunction with the annual International Astronautical Congress and the Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space.

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