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International Law in Focus Series - Session 3: International Space Law

Multilateral Diplomacy
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4 May 2021 a 6 May 2021
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Duración del evento:
3 Días
Área del programa:
Other (Governance), Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy, International Law, International Space Law
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UNITAR is delighted to start the new "International Law in Focus" Workshop Series that will explore cutting-edge legal topics.

The third topic to focus on will be International space Law.  Space law is a relatively recent field of international law, yet in a rapid change and constant development. It covers space-related activities such as public and private space exploration, liability for damages caused by space objects, environmental preservation and new space-related technologies. The three interactive e-workshops on space law will introduce participants to the main legal instruments governing the spacial environment and the role of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to space law-making. Participants will then deepen their knowledge on national space law and space security law. Our experts will give then the necessary tools to discuss the challenges that space law is and will continue to face in the future, namely, among others, debris mitigation, space traffic and cybersecurity.

UNITAR is delighted to count among its experts facilitating this training activity:

  • Dr. Fabio Tronchetti, Co-Director of the Institute of Space Law and Strategy and Zhuoyue Associate Professor at Beihang University, Beijing (China).
  • Dr. P.J. Blount, Research Fellow in Cybersecurity Governance and Regulation at SES and the University of Luxembourg, and Executive Secretary of the International Institute of Space Law.

The third session of the International Law in Focus Series will focus on the International Space Law a series of 3 consequitive workshops covering:

Day 1 - Space Law Source & Structures
This session will engage with the genesis of space law and identify the various sources and mechanisms that contribute to international space law and governance, namely:

  • Outer Space Treaty
  • Other Space Treaties
  • UN Principles
  • Soft Law
  • Other International Organizations

Day 2 - Issues in Space Law
The second day will build on the first day by investigating pertinent topics in space law in order to elucidate application of the legal framework to space activities.  

  • Space Resources
  • Space Resources Simulation
  • Environmental Aspects 
  • Environment Simulation

Day 3 - Space Security
The final day will delve into the security aspects of space and give students the opportunity to understand how space interacts with international peace and security

  • Space Security
  • Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space
  • Space Security Simulation
  • Cybersecurity in Space
  • Group activity sessions

The International Space Law workshop times of the International Law in Focus Series are 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm Geneva time. The respective e-workshops will be conducted via the platform Zoom and will be facilitated by an expert on the theme. The material presented in the workshop will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge. 

Participants successfully completing all e-workshops will be awarded a certificate of participation. 

This session of the International Law in Focus series is aimed at students and professionals seeking a deeper understanding of international space law.

Technical Requirements 

UNITAR will not provide refunds for customers who face technical issues beyond UNITAR's direct control. UNITAR recommends that all prospective participants test Zoom for free at prior to confirming their payment.  

Basic system requirements: 

  • Stable internet connection 
  • Speakers and a microphone  
  • A webcam or HD webcam  
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card 

Please see further information about all technical requirements for participating in this e-workshop here: 

Please note: Course schedule is subject to change. The course fee is non-refundable but transferrable to another course or participant and subject to change as per UNITAR's policy on pricing.