World Speaks Space: Australia and New Zealand


Cooperation between different actors is essential for the successful exploration and use of outer space. From the practicing lawyer’s perspective, this cooperation can mean that it becomes necessary to understand different perspectives on the same sets of legal rules. Conversing about space law for the purpose of enhancing our understanding of space law and of each other’s approaches to space law is therefore an essential aspect of international space cooperation. The American Society of International Law (ASIL) Space Law Interest Group, with the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the University of Nebraska, is proud to the “World Speaks Space Law Series” developed by Matthew Schaefer (Nebraska Law, ASIL, ABILA), Elsbeth Magilton (Nebraska Law, ASIL), and Stefan Kirchner (ASIL). The series starts with session on Australia and New Zealand on January 28th at 6:00pm central time. Registration for the event is free, but attendees must register. The Australia and New Zealand session features Melissa De Zwart, Dean at the University of Adelaide School of Law, Dale Stephens, Professor at the University of Adelaide School of Law and Director of the Adelaide Military Law Program, Joel Lisk, Attorney at Cowell Clarke and PhD candidate in space law, and more to be determined. Upcoming sessions under development will include Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa. The European session will feature discussion of the Artemis Accords, harmful contamination issues, spectrum regulation, launch licensing, and national space legislation development throughout Europe. The event is January 28 at 6pm central time/ 7pm eastern / January 29 8:30am Adelaide time.

Date and Location

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm