23 March 2010. During a visit of the President of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Tanja Masson-Zwaan, at ESPI, the two institutions chartered the course for intensified cooperation in the upcoming months.
The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) , the leading global non-governmental organization and forum for space law, and ESPI will further intensify their cooperation in the upcoming months: the Conference on “Current legal issues for satellite Earth observation”, which will take place at ESPI on 8-9 April 2010, is co-sponsored by IISL and ESPI will be the partner for the 1st IISL - IAA Symposium, Space Law 2010 & Policy Perspectives, which will take place in Washington D.C. on 11 May 2010. Furthermore, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, the President of IISL will participate in the upcoming new edition of the “Yearbook on Space Policy 2009/2010” with a contribution. Already yesterday, ESPI Resident Fellow Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi had been invited to speak at the IISL/ECSL Symposium during the Legal Subcommittee of UNCOPUOS. In March 2009, the IISL Board of Directors had held its meeting at ESPI in Vienna.
During her visit at ESPI, IISL President Tanja Masson-Zwaan and ESPI Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl stressed the importance of linking the space policy and space law developments in order to provide solid regulatory ground for the advancement of space activities. IISL and ESPI – as leading institutions in the respective fields - are particularly suited to develop and promote comprehensive approaches to further this goal. The current and upcoming joint activities aim at implementing such approaches.
IISL President Tanja Masson-Zwaan (centre) with ESPI’s
Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi and Kai-Uwe Schrogl