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Signing of a MoU between the Leiden Law School and the University of Beihang, China

On 17 November 2014, the Leiden Law School and the University of Beihang, China signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Prof. Dr. Rick Lawson, Dean of the Leiden Law School and executive-Dean Wang Qiquan signed the MoU to establish a closer cooperation between the Leiden Law School and specifically the International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL) and University of Beihang.     


PhD Defence of M.A. Ratajczyk

Aviation safety is of global concern. Yet 43% of countries worldwide lack the expertise and administrative capacity to ensure effective safety oversight of the aviation activities for which they are responsible under international law. M.A. Ratajczyk will defend his thesis entitled "Regional Aviation Safety Organisations: Enhancing Air Transport Safety Through Regional Cooperation" on the 20th of November.


IN MEMORIAM Professor Dr. Henri A. (Or) Wassenbergh

This message is to remember his inspiring contributions to the global development of air and space law, the formation of innovative aviation policy and his dynamic commitment to the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University.


Conference on Aviation, Rome 15 May 2014

The next Challenges for the Airline Industry: How to Face the Economic Crisis with the Focus on Passenger Rights' Protection, held in Rome, at LUISS Guido Carl University on 15 May 2014. Organised by Studio Pierallini in cooperation with the Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome.  


6 February 2014 | Mars One: Update & Next Steps, and some legal aspects

It is Mars One's goal to establish a human settlement on Mars. The first unmanned mission is planned in 2018. From the 200,000 applicants recently 1000 candidates were selected. Bas Lansdorp (co-founder and CEO of Mars One) will present an update of the progress and the next steps and Tanja Masson wil highlight some of the legal issues.


Nominated for the NLF Stimuleringsprijs 2013

We are very proud to announce that Matt Maniscalco, Philippe Carous, Sonja Radosevic, Steven Wood and Neta Palkovitz have been nominated for the NLF Stimuleringsprijs 2013 with their project "Operation of a Lunar System".