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030287 KU Special Legal Issues of the Use of Outer Space Technologies (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Zuteilungskriterien: Grundekenntnisse des Völkerrechts, ERASMUS-StudentInnen

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 46 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

On 24.3.2020, 6 - 8 pm, room U10 (Juridicum) participants will attend the "Public Pleading" of the Vienna team for the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. On 31.3.2020,3.30 - 5 pm, and 6.30 to 8 pm, room SEM34 (Juridicum) participants will attend the "Preliminary Rounds" of the European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.

Tuesday 10.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG (Kickoff Class)
Friday 13.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 17.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Friday 20.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 24.03. 16:30 - 20:30 Hörsaal U10 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 27.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 31.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Tuesday 31.03. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Tuesday 12.05. 16:00 - 17:30 PC-Raum 1 Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1.UG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This elective course is the follow-up of the course "General Legal Issues of the Use of Outer Space technologies" which is regularly offered in the winter semester. However, completion of that course is not a prerequisite for taking part in the summer semester. In the first meeting and via e-learning on Moodle the most important legal texts and principles will be repeated. This course will delve deeper into some topical and controversial legal issues in the use and exploration of outer space. They include liability for damage caused by space activities on Earth and in outer space, space debris and environmental issues in outer space, codes of conduct and military uses of outer space, legal problems connected to direct television broadcasting and remote sensing, international cooperation (in particular in the International Space Station ISS) and space tourism.
Students will also participate in a space law "moot court", involving a fictitious dispute relating to issues in outer space law to be held before the International Court of Justice.
As a special guest, Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Emerita, University of Missisippi, USA, will give lectures on “U.S. Space Law and Recent Trends” on 20 and 27 March.
This course is part of the specialisation ("Wahlfachkorb") in "The Law of International Relations" and "Law and Technology".
It is open also to international students, in particular Erasmus and Australian exchange students. Students are expected to do work also via e-learning learning (Moodle).

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in class, e-learning and written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

An insight into some special areas of space law; application of legal rules and principles to some concrete issues in the contemporary use of outer space.

Examination topics

Students are expected to read assigned texts made available on the Moodle e-learning platform and to participate actively in the discussion. In addition, a small moot court on a fictitious space law case will be organised. The final exam will be a written test (in English).

Reading list

Irmgard Marboe and Karin Traunmüller, Legal Framework of the Use of Outer Space Technologies. An Introduction (Facultas, Vienna 2013),
and other assignments available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19