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'The Wonders of Space Law: Meeting the Challenges of Technology’

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Hosted by the Faculty of Law and the Technology and Jurisdiction Legal Research Team

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When: Thursday, 8 August, 2019

Time: 5:30pm drinks and nibbles, 6pm – 7pm seminar

Where: Faculty of Law, Case Study 1 (4_3_37), Bond University

Enquiries: lawresearch@bond.edu.au


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Space is vital in terms of the world economy, strategic thinking, terrestrial military strategy, geopolitics, human rights, commercial enterprise, technological innovation and the future of humankind. However, as the technology of space continues to evolve rapidly, this opens up the possibilities for an even more expansive range of potential space activities, each of which pose significant challenges to the development of further international and national regulatory and policy frameworks. This presentation will explain the interaction between elements of international space law and broader fundamental principles of public international law and touch on several of the major challenges as to the way we conceive of law and regulation of space in the future.

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Steven Freeland is Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Australia where he specializes in International Criminal Law, Commercial Aspects of Space Law, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. He was formerly Dean of the School of Law at Western Sydney University (2017-2019). He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna; Permanent Visiting Professor at the iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen; Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong; Member of Faculty at the London Institute of Space Policy and Law; Visiting Professor at Université Toulouse1 Capitole; Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide; Associate Member at the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, McGill University; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law; and a former Marie Curie Fellow (2013-2014).

He has also been a Visiting Professional within the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and a Special Advisor to the Danish Foreign Ministry in matters related to the ICC. He has represented the Australian Government at various United Nations Conferences and Committee Meetings, and has advised the Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and the New Zealand, Norwegian and several other Governments, on issues related to the regulation of space activities and the development of a space-industry strategy, and has been appointed by the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) to co-lead multilateral discussions among the Member States regarding the exploration, exploitation and utilization of space resources.

He has authored approximately 300 publications on various aspects of International Law and has been invited to present over 1200 expert commentaries by national and international media outlets worldwide on a wide range of legal and geopolitical issues.

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