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Capacity Building in Space Regulation

By Elzet Hurter

Posted on 07 May 2012

The First Africa Regional Round of the 2012 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition will take place from 17 to 18 May 2012. The competition is organised by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

The Africa Round is hosted by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

This is a unique opportunity for students to engage in matters of public international law of contemporary relevance to outer space, to develop their legal advocacy skills with other universities throughout the region and to interact in a unique forum for intellectual and cultural exchange. The winner of each regional round will be sent to the International Astronautical Congress – the world’s largest convention for the space industry – to compete in the world finals, which will be judged by three members of the International Court of Justice.

This year, the problem concerns questions related to in-orbit satellite collision, non-cooperative satellite removal and attendant damages.

Click here for the invitation and more details as on 7 May 2012.
Click here for the final programme.

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