Certificate Course in Space Law and Policy- London April/ May 2013

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ISPL

london institute of space policy and law

CHARLES CLORE HOUSE 17 RUSSELL SQUARE LONDON WC1B 5DR ENGLAND

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ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN SPACE LAW AND POLICY

This course explores the principles and foundations of space law and policy. The Certificate in Space Law and Policy is intended for professionals desiring a good understanding of national, European, and international space law and for students interested in broadening their education. It is a requirement for non lawyers wishing to pursue a higher degree with ISPL.

WHY STUDY AT ISPL?

ISPL is the only UK institution focusing on space policy and law, and one of a handful worldwide. We provide the knowledge to assess and to work with the policies and regulatory framework in place, and to be prepared for future changes.

WHAT WILL THIS COURSE COVER?

An overview of space technology, policy and legal structures in place, and their impact on space activities.
The sources and structures of space law.
Specific subjects: uses and limits of space, the layers of local and international regulation, and jurisdiction.
Licensing, finance, liability and aspects of space regulation.
Access to space.
Current issues affecting the sector and areas of concern, such as debris and interference.
The space sector’s potential direction and development.
Aspects of space policy.

SCHEDULE & TEACHING

The course will comprise two full-day sessions and one half-day session over four weeks, at our premises in central London. Provisional study sessions are:

Monday 22 April 2013 9 – 12.30, 13.45 – 17.15

Monday 29 April 2013 9 – 12.30, 13.45 – 17.15

Monday 13 May 2013 9 – 12.30

A reading list will be available online to prepare participants for the lectures, which will be given by ISPL and visiting experts in space law, policy, insurance and other areas. The course will include seminar sessions that will encourage a high level of discussion and interaction among participants and lecturers.

Access to the IALS library is available for those wishing to take advantage of its excellent resources.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Course is designed to be accessible to those with no policy or legal training, including technical and commercial executives and students. It is particularly appropriate for those who currently work in the space sector, and wish to increase their knowledge of the current legal and policy framework, in order to take full advantage of the available opportunities and create new ones.

Those who will find the Course particularly valuable include:

Law, business and technology students interested in the field.
Insurance industry executives who want the tools to evaluate legal aspects of risk and liability.
Satellite manufacturing or operation team members, seeking an understanding of legal criteria to be met in design, manufacture and provision of products and services.
Those who plan and execute space operations. Managers and leaders who encounter legal and policy issues, and wish to better understand them and more proactively plan for future projects.

WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS TAKE AWAY?

• A Certificate based on participation and contribution to discussions.
CPD points for members of the Bar and Solicitors.
An exchange of ideas and information with participants from other fields.
Meeting with the ISPL Director, for those considering pursuing a higher degree in the field.

Further information on our education programmes is available on our website.

COURSE FEE

ISPL Students free
IALS Students £ 75
Other Students £ 145
Government and Academics £ 525
Others £1,050

APPLICATION

Apply by email to: [email protected]
Please type “Space Law Course” in the subject line, and give your name, position, and telephone number.

Payment should be by bank transfer to:

Co-operative Bank
ACCOUNT NAME: London Institute of Space Policy and Law
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 65345920
SORT CODE: 08 92 99
IBAN: GB37 CPBK 0892 9965 345920
BIC: CPBK GB22

SEMINAR COURSE OUTLINE

PART I

LEGAL REGIME AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

SESSION 1 22 APRIL 2013 9 – 12.30 SM

1 Overview of the Course

The space environment and space technology
Scope of space law; public and private law; international and municipal law; comparison with air law (airworthiness, registration, traffic control)
Legal regulation of space activities; role of the United Nations and other international and national institutions
Key principles: peaceful uses of space; global commons (heritage of mankind); sovereignty, appropriation and proprietary rights

2 Principles of space law

Non-appropriation, Freedom of navigation for peaceful use
Sovereign responsibility and control of attributable space activities
Protection and preservation
Cooperation, Non-interference, Security
Property rights

SESSION 2 22 APRIL 2013 13.45 – 17.15 NH & KM

3 Sources of Space Law

Public international law and its sources (customary law, multinational conventions, other treaties, other respected rules, factual regimes, programme agreements between space agencies, jurisdiction, universal institutions of relevance to space activities, jurisprudence, scientifictechnical and organisational elements)
Public international space law
UN Treaty Regime and Principles adopted by the General Assembly
1967 Outer Space Treaty
1968 Rescue Agreement; co-operation and rescue of astronauts
1972 Liability Convention; Launching State; State or private responsibility
1975 Registration Convention; registration, jurisdiction and control
1979 Moon Agreement

4 Special Issues of Space Law and Policy

Principles common to space law, sea law and the Antarctic Treaty
Peaceful uses of space and arms control

SESSION 3 29 APRIL 2013 9 – 12.30 CJ

Environmental protection
Delimitation; physical and legal limits of space and air law; the Bogotá declaration and claims of equatorial countries
Establishment and legal framework for International Space Station

5 Role of International and Regional Space Bodies

The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS)
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU); regulation of the frequency spectrum; allocation of orbital locations; coordination and noninterference issues
Regional institutions (ESA, EU, NATO)

PART II

MUNICIPAL REGULATION AND LICENSING REGIMES

SESSION 4 29 APRIL 2013 13.45 – 17.15 NH & NS

6 National Regulation of Commercial Space Activities and Licensing

Role of National and Regional Space Agencies
• National Space Legislation and Regulation
1986 Outer Space Act and other UK legislation
Similar legislation in other jurisdictions
US legislation, ITAR and its relevance

PART III

SPACE COMMERCIALISATION

7 Emergence of Private Space Activities

Jurisdiction and Governance
Finance and Procurement

SESSION 5 13 MAY 2013 9 – 12.30 NS & SM

Licensing, Liability, Insurance
Interference and Accident
Data and Cross-border transmission
Debris

8 Access to Space

Launchers and Insurance
Orbits and Frequencies
Markets and Trade Controls
State Aid

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.