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Discussing the future of space law at the UN

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Publié le mercredi, 05 avril 2017

Prof. Mahulena Hoffmann and students from the Master in Space, Communication and Media Law visited the United Nations in Vienna in March, joining the 56th meeting of the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

The COPUOS Legal Subcommittee meets every year for two weeks to discuss legal questions related to the exploration and use of outer space.

Prof. Hofmann, holder of the SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law at the University of Luxembourg, spoke at the committee session during a symposium co-organised by the International Institute of Space Law and the European Centre for Space Law. Her talk focused on Luxembourg’s draft law on the exploration and use of space resources and how the legislation foresees to guarantee the compliance of national activities with international law.

In the framework of Luxembourg’s space mining programme, Prof. Hofmann, together with Prof. André Prüm and Guest Prof. Jean-Louis Schiltz advised the government during the drafting process of the law.

Students from the Master in Space, Communication and Media Law joined Prof. Hofmann in Vienna to attend the subcommittee session and deepen their understanding of the subject matter.