Associate Dean Mark Sundahl coordinated the 53rd Annual Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space this week in Cape Town, South Africa. This Colloquium involves leading experts in the field of space law who delivered more than 50 papers in five sessions. The topics addressed include the commercial use of outer space, space debris and the environmental protection of space, militarization of orbital space, and the use of space for public services. The Colloquium also hosts the World Finals of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition which is judged by three sitting judges of the International Court of Justice. Dean Sundahl presented a paper at the Colloquium on the recently promulgated commercial human spaceflight regulations issued by the FAA and NASA.
Associate Dean Sundahl also co-edited a book, (with V. Gopalakrishnan, Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore), New Perspectives on Space Law – Proceedings of the 53rd IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space – Young Scholars Session. At this time, a single copy is available in the Faculty Lounge for viewing.