ESPI-ESA Evening Event, Space Law Symposium (21.6.2018)

21 June 2018, -
21 June 2018, -
ESPI, Vienna, Austria

Intergovernmental organizations and the practice of space law


The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations (UN) Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE). This anniversary presents an opportunity to reflect on the role of International Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in the application and advancement of space law.

As forums for international cooperation, at global or regional level, IGOs embody the principle of cooperation which remains central to public international law and lies also at the heart of the corpus iuris spatialis. The UN space treaties normatively address IGOs and thus assign a role to them in the application of space law.

The symposium will not only highlight this very role of IGOs but also analyse regional cooperation and space law practice exemplified by the European Space Agency (ESA) which, over half a century, has successfully continued to be an actor and a mechanism of international cooperation. In doing so, the symposium shall contribute to a better understanding of the potential that IGOs offer in strengthening international cooperation and international space law at large.

Please note that pre-registration to this event is required. 



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