Logo

    Skip Navigation Links

Space Law

Return to Current Committee List

Committee:  Space Law
Committee Chair(s):  Matthew Schaefer
P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583
W: (402) 472-1238
F:
mschaefer@unl.edu

Deputy Chair:  Prof. Henry R. Hertzfeld
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Suite 403
Washington, DC 20052
W: (202) 994-6628
F: (202) 994-1639
hrh@gwu.edu

Committee Mandate:  1. Sponsor at least one session devoted specifically to space law topics at the ILW held in October in NYC.

2. Jointly sponsor with other ABILA committees another session on topics directly relevant to space law but have clear analogies to topics of interest to other committees of ABILA. The Committees on the Law of the Seas, International Commercial Law, United Nations Law, and International Environmental Law would be obvious candidates for joint sessions.

3. Undertake Research Projects on Space Law Activities
   a. A broad research/panel topic focused on unresolved issues of liability for accidents in space that would address possible changes to the current Liability Convention.
   b. A second topic on the emerging issue of how to manage both the scientific and commercial utilization of resources in space as the technology of the 21st Century develops sufficiently to enable governments and companies to reach and use those resources that are found on the Moon, Asteroids, and other planets such as Mars.

4. Issue Periodic reports as appropriate based on summaries of the panel presentations and discussions, additional research by members of the Committee, and notes on issues of current importance.

Committee Activities: 
Committee Reports:  2009-2010 Space Law Committee Report, available here: 2009-2010_Space_Law_Committee_Report.pdf

2007-2008 Space Law Committee Report, available here: 2007-2008_Space_Law_Committee_Report.pdf

2006 Space Law Committee Report: Remote Sensing & Remote Forecasting, available here: 2006_Space_Law_Committee_Remote_Sensing_And_Remote_Forecasting.pdf

Report on remote sensing and weather forecasting, 2005-2006 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 73, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on Remote Sensing and American Security Interests, 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 246, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on Remote Sensing in Time of Armed Conflict and for Environmental Needs, 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 248, available at: http://heinonline.org

Questions posed by the Committee Chair on S.D.I. and the answers given by the committee, 1987-1988 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 64, available at: http://heinonline.org

Questions posed by the Committee Chair on space arms control and the answers given by the committee, 1985-1986 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 64, available at: http://heinonline.org

Questions posed by the Committee Chair on military uses in outer space and the answers given by the committee, 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 40, available at: http://heinonline.org



© 2010-2017 American Branch of the International Law Association Webmaster: Mark Cuevas