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International Conference on New Challenges in Space Law

28-29 August 2015


International Conference on New Challenges in Space Law

The Space Treaties at Crossroads: Considerations for de lege ferenda

28-29 August 2015

Organised by

The Department of International & European Studies
Faculty of Law
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

The Institute of Air and Space Law and
Centre for Research in Air and Space Law
Faculty of Law
McGill University, Montreal, Canada


28 August 2015:
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
Alkis Argyriadis Auditorium, Historical Central Building, 
30 Panepistimiou Avenue, 10679 Athens, Greece

29 August 2015:
European Public Law Organisation (EPLO)
Sounion Premises, 64th Km Athens-Sounion Avenue, 19500 Sounion, Greece

Main topics

- Rationale and scope of the space treaties
- Challenges to the rescue agreement and the liability convention
- Challenges to the registration convention
- Challenges to the space treaties resulting from new activities
- The space treaties and environmental issues
- Space exploration and exploitation # 1: the moon and the other celestial bodies
- Space exploration and exploitation # 2: the interaction with other legal regimes
- Where and how should international space law be made