SESSION 6: LEGAL AND POLICY

Friday 26 April

Given the sensitive nature of space science, especially in respect of (i) dual use technologies, (ii) the United Nations (UN) Treaties and Conventions, and (iii) national space law that is needed to govern the peaceful use of outer space; legal and policy considerations must be given to these important factors. Emerging countries are not necessarily familiar with this domain and these can easily be ignored in the establishment phase of national space programs. The Session focus will be on:

  1. Understanding the key policy drivers of national space programs and the process entailed in developing national space policies,
  2. Highlighting the relevance of UN Treaties and Conventions to national space programs, and
  3. Creating awareness on the need for national space legislation to ensure the peaceful use of outer space.

11:30 – 11:40 : KEYNOTE 6

Speaker

Irmgard MARBOE

Professor of International Law, Head of the National Contact Point for Space Law, University of Vienna

11:40 – 13:00 : PLENARY 6

Moderator

David KENDALL

Former Chair, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS)

Speakers

Mohammed Khalil IBRAHIM

Professor, School of Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Rabat International University

Jean-Jacques TORTORA

Director, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

Magda COCCO

Partner ICT / Space Group, VdA – Vieira de Almeida

Jairo BECERRA

Director of the Socio-Legal Research Centre, Universidad Católica de Colombia

Tanja MASSON-ZWAAN

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL), Leiden University

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