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International Law in Focus Series - Session 3: International Space Law

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International Law in Focus Series - Session 3: International Space Law

Multilateral Diplomacy
Deadline: 13 Apr 2021
Web Based
14 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
To be confirmed
Duration of event:
3 Days
Programme Area:
Other (Governance), Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy, International Law, International Space Law
Specific Target Audience:
A few fellowships for participants form SIDS and LDCs are available, reducing the fee to 450 USD. To apply for the fellowship and reduced fee please provide UNITAR with a passport scan and a CV. Kindly note that the course will only take place if the minimum number of participants has been reached.
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UNITAR is delighted to start the new "International Law in Focus" Workshop Series that will explore cutting-edge legal topics.

The third topic to focus on will be International space Law.  Space law is a relatively recent field of international law, yet in a rapid change and constant development. It covers space-related activities such as public and private space exploration, liability for damages caused by space objects, environmental
preservation and new space-related technologies. The three interactive e-workshops on space law will introduce participants to the main legal instruments governing the spacial environment and the role of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to space law-making. Participants will then deepen their knowledge on national space law and space security law. Our experts will give then the necessary tools to discuss the challenges that space law is and will continue to face in the future, namely, among others, debris mitigation, space traffic and cybersecurity.

The third session of the International Law in Focus Series will focus on the International Space Law a series of 3 consequitive workshops covering.

The International Space Law workshop times of the International Law in Focus Series are 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm Geneva time. The respective e-workshops will be conducted via the platform Zoom and will be facilitated by an expert on the theme. The material presented in the workshop will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge. 

Participants successfully completing all e-workshops will be awarded a certificate of participation. 

The International Law in Focus series is aimed at students and professionals seeking a deeper understanding of international law.

Technical Requirements 

UNITAR will not provide refunds for customers who face technical issues beyond UNITAR's direct control. UNITAR recommends that all prospective participants test Zoom for free at Zoom.us prior to confirming their payment.  

Basic system requirements: 

  • Stable internet connection 
  • Speakers and a microphone  
  • A webcam or HD webcam  
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card 

Please see further information about all technical requirements for participating in this e-workshop here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux 

Please note: Course schedule is subject to change. The course fee is non-refundable but transferrable to another course or participant and subject to change as per UNITAR's policy on pricing. 

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