22 March 2009. For its spring meeting, the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) followed the invitation of ESPI’s Director to meet in the premises of the institute.
The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) is the global association of space lawyers. The purposes and objectives of the Institute, which was founded in 1960, include the cooperation with appropriate international organisations and national institutions in the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks for fostering the development of space law. It also includes the studies of legal and social science aspects of the exploration and use of outer space and the holding of meetings, colloquia and competitions on juridical and social science aspects of space activities.
IISL Board of Directors meeting at ESPI, in the middle: Tanja Masson-Zwaan, President of IISL
The Board of Directors is steering IISL’s work. Being a member in this board, ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl had invited this body to meet at ESPI’s premises for its spring meeting. The President of IISL, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, accepted this invitation and on 22 March 2009 the members of the board met in Vienna. The Board used this opportunity also to participate in the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee meeting, which started the following day, meeting in the Vienna International Centre. During the first day of the Legal Subcommitee, the traditional IISL/ECSL (European Centre for Space Law) Symposium took place, dealing with the “30th Anniversary of the ‘Moon Agreement’: Retrospect and Prospects”. This Workshop was co-organized from IISL’s side by its President and Secretary, as well as ESPI’s Director (programme here).