The Institute produces a wide variety of material ranging from its regular newsletters to the proceedings of colloquia.

Featured Publications
Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law
I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award for Best Paper by a Young Author
2014
2014 Standing Committee Report
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2014 presentations
March 2014 newsletter
2013
Pioneers of Space Law
This volume analyses the biographies and contributions to international space law of eleven such early pioneers, whose ground-breaking and original work helped to develop the field in important ways. Published by Brill
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2013 website
2013 Standing Committee Report
February 2013 newsletter
The Notion of Damage Caused by a Space Object under the 1972 Liability Convention
Winning paper of the 2013 Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Elena Carpanelli and Brendan Cohen
2012
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2013 report
International Geophysical Year (IGY) report
The IISL together with partners the IAF and IAA have produced this report on the International Geophysical Year. The IGY was a global co-operation for scientific study of various geophysical aspects and phenomena of the Earth and near-earth space. The programme included numerous disciplines collecting data in world-wide co-operation during the period 1 July 1957 to 31 December 1958. A limited group of countries agreed to an extended programme of related data collection through 31 December 1959, which extension was known primarily in the US as the International Geophysical Cooperation 1959, or IGC-59.
25 Years of the IAA/IISL Roundtable
A look back at the 25 IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal round tables at the International Astronautical Congresses.
September 2012 newsletter
2012 Standing Committee Report
Proceedings of the 55th (2012) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
The Elusive Frontier: Revisiting the Delimitation of Outer Space
Winning paper of the 2012 Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto
Proceedings of the 55th (2012) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Report
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2012 website
2011
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2011 website
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2011
December 2011 newsletter
September 2011 newsletter
Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the Law of Outer Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
Sixth Eilene M. Galloway Symposia on Critical Issues in Space Law Symposium: A Comparative Look at National Space Laws and Their International Implications (2011). Presentations are available.
New Perspectives on Space Law (Mark J. Sundahl & V. Gopalakrishnan, eds. 2011)
This is the first e-book published by the IISL and contains the papers of the participants in the Young Scholars Session of the 53rd Annual Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space held in 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic.
2011 Unidroit report
The Law of Outer Space, An Experience in Contemporary Law Making by Judge Manfred Lachs.
The IISL new edition was edited by Prof. Tanja Masson-Zwaan and Prof. Stephan Hobe and published by Nijhoff/Brill. See brochure
Proceedings of the 54th (2011) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
Proceedings of the 54th (2011) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - eBook
February 2011 newsletter
IISL-IAA Space Law and Policy Symposium 2011
2010
ESPI 2010
The Law of Outer Space, An Experience in Contemporary Law Making by Judge Manfred Lachs
The IISL has republished The Law of Outer Space, An Experience in Contemporary Law Making by Judge Manfred Lachs. The new edition was edited by Prof. Tanja Masson-Zwaan and Prof. Stephan Hobe and published by Nijhoff/Brill.
IISL-IAA Space Law and Policy Symposium 2010
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2010 website
Proceedings of the 53rd (2010) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Report
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Proceedings of the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space, published since 1958.
Click here to access the AIAA Proceedings website.
Then under 'organization', select 'international institute of space law' to see the list.
2010 Proceedings now published.
2010 Standing Committee Report
March 2010 newsletter
Fifth Eilene M. Galloway Symposia on Critical Issues in Space Law Symposium: Art. IX of the Outer Space Treaty and Peaceful Purposes: Issues and Implementation (2010). A report is also available.
2009
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2009 website
Fourth Eilene M. Galloway Symposia on Critical Issues in Space Law Symposium: International Cooperation for Peaceful Purposes (2009).
Proceedings of the 52nd (2009) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
Proceedings of the 52nd (2009) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Report
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
September 2009 newsletter
Further Statement by the Board of Directors of the IISL On Claims to Lunar Property Rights (2009)
2009 Standing Committee Report
Colloquium session topics summary report (1991-2009)
Colloquium session overview report.
A rightly balanced intellectual property rights regime as a mechanism to enhance commercial earth observation activities
Winning paper of the 2009 Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Catherine Doldirina
2008
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2008: Legal Implications of Space Applications for Global Climate Change
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2008 website
September 2008 newsletter
Proceedings of the 51st (2008) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Report
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
2008 Standing Committee Report
Proceedings of the 51st (2008) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
January 2008 newsletter
Third Eilene M. Galloway Symposia on Critical Issues in Space Law Symposium: Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty: Issues and Implementation (2008).
2007
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2007: Capacity building in space law
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2007 website
Second Eilene M. Galloway Symposia on Critical Issues in Space Law Symposium: International Civil Space Cooperation: Obstacles and Opportunities (2007).
May 2007 newsletter
Report of the 50th (2007) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Proceedings of the 50th (2007) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
2007 Standing Committee Report
2007: Chiangmai Space Law Conference
The non-appropriation principle under attack using article II of the Outer Space Treaty in its defence
Winning paper of the 2007 Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Fabio Tronchetti
February 2007 newsletter
Conference on Space Law and Space Applications for Disaster Management
2006
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2006: Legal Aspects of Disaster Management and the Contribution of the Law of Outer Space
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2006 website
Report of the 49th (2006) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Proceedings of the IASL-IISL International and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Policy and Law Relating to Outer Space Resources: the Example of the Moon, Mars & Other Celestial Bodies, 2006 (published by McGill Institute of Air and Space Law)
First Eilene M. Galloway Symposia on Critical Issues in Space Law Symposium: Art. IX of the Outer Space Treaty and Peaceful Purposes: Issues and Implementation (2006)
Proceedings of the 49th (2006) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
Summary report of the IASL-IISL International and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Policy and Law Relating to Outer Space Resources: the Example of the Moon, Mars & Other Celestial Bodies, 2006 (published by McGill Institute of Air and Space Law)
2006 Standing Committee Report
August 2006 newsletter
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space
Winning paper of the 2006 Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Yun Zhao
Proceedings of the 4th IISL regional Space Law Conference, Bangkok, 2006, "Asian Cooperation in Space Activities: A Common Approach to Legal Matters" (published by McGill Institute of Air and Space Law)
2005
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2005: Recent developments in remote sensing and the desirability of reviewing the 1986 United Nations Principles Relating to Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space
Proceedings of the 3rd IISL regional Space Law Conference, Bangalore, 2005, "Bringing Space Benefits To The Asian Region"(published by ISRO)
December 2005 newsletter
June 2005 newsletter
Report of the 48th (2005) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Proceedings of the 48th (2005) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
January 2005 newsletter
Consumer protection and the limitation of liability in the national regulation of the space industry
Winning paper of the 2005 Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Zeldine O'Brien
2005 Standing Committee Report
2004
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2004: New Developments and the Legal Framework covering the Exploitation of the Resources of the Moon
Statement by the Board of Directors of the IISL On Claims to Property Rights Regarding The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (2004)
Proceedings of the 2nd IISL regional Space Law Conference, Beijing, China, 25-27 April 2004 (China Institute of Space Law, CISL, 2004
Report of the 47th (2004) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Proceedings of the 47th (2004) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space - Table of Contents
2004 Standing Committee Report
June 2004 newsletter
2003
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2003: Reinforcing the Registration Convention
IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium 2003 website
December 2003 newsletter
Report of the 46th (2003) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
2003 Standing Committee Report
June 2003 newsletter
2002
December 2002 newsletter
Report of the 45th (2002) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Origins of International Space Law and the International Institute of Space Law of the International Astronautical Federation, S. Doyle, Honorary Director, 2002 (Univelt, ISBN 0-912183-17-9)
2002 Standing Committee Report
June 2002 newsletter
2001
2001 Standing Committee Report
December 2001 newsletter
Proceedings of the 1st IISL regional space law conference, Singapore, 2001, "Special Feature" of the Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law (vol. 5, 2001)
Brazil and the Registration Convention
Winning paper of the 2001Diederiks-Verschoor Award from Alvaro Fabricio dos Santos
Report of the 44th (2001) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
June 2001 newsletter
2000
May 2000 newsletter
Report of the 43rd (2000) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
December 2000 newsletter
1999
June 1999 newsletter
Report of the 42nd (1999) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
November 1999 newsletter
Proceedings of the Workshop on Space Law in the Twenty-first Century, organised by the International Institute of Space Law, UNISPACE III, 1999
1998
June 1998 newsletter
December 1998 newsletter
1997
June 1997 newsletter
Report of the 40th (1997) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
November 1997 newsletter
1996
June 1996 newsletter
Report of the 39th (1996) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
December 1996 newsletter
1995
June 1995 newsletter
Report of the 38th (1995) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
October 1995 newsletter
1994
May 1994 newsletter
Space Law: a Bibliography, a cumulative index of the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia, 1958-1994 (UN, 1996, V.96-81142-March 1996)
Click here to access. This Bibliography contains a cumulative index of the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia, 1958-1994, searchable by author and by topic.
Report of the 37th (1994) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
October 1994 newsletter
1993
April 1993 newsletter
Report of the 36th (1993) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
November 1993 newsletter
1992
April 1992 newsletter
Report of the 35th (1992) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
November 1992 newsletter
1991
April 1991 newsletter
Report of the 34th (1991) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space
Each IISL Proceedings issue contains selected papers that have been accepted for the Colloquium concerned, as well as reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of International Agreements Relating to Activities in Outer Space, the IISL/AIAA Scientific-Legal Roundtable Programmes, the IISL Space Law programme presented to the Legal Subcommittee's Delegates and staff, and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
November 1991 newsletter
1990
November 1990 newsletter
1982
International Institute of Space Law of the International Astronautical Federation - A brief History (1958-1982), by E. Pépin, Honorary President, 1982 (AIAA)


Committee Reports

At each annual Colloquium, the Standing Committee of the Institute prepares and submits a report on the status of agreements relating to activities in outer space.

See the IISL Standing Committee page for more information.

Proceedings



Since 2011, the Proceedings of IISL Colloquia are published annually by Eleven International Publishing, under contract with the Institute. An IISL members' 40% discount is available for proceedings bought from Eleven. Members can find info on the reduced price on the Eleven International Publishing web page.

To purchase the bound proceedings for the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space from 1992 to 2010, please click here to view a list of proceedings available from AIAA. All IISL members may purchase these proceedings at the AIAA member price.

More information about the IISL Proceedings is available here.

Resources

On the Moot Court resources page, there are further links.


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