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030379 MC Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court (2019S)

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


Language: English



Participation in the class during the fall/winter term 2018/19 is precondition for participation in the spring/summer term 2019.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is the preparation of a student team of the University of Vienna for participation in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court 2019. The topics of this international competition are public international law and space law.

The World Finals competition takes place within the framework of the IISL’s annual Colloquium, which is a contained event in the International Astronautical Congress held on a different continent each year. Three acting judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be in the jury.

Regional pre-selections take place in four world regions: Europe, North Amerika, Africa and Asia. The European Rounds are organised by the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL). They will be held in a location that will be disclosed in October (in April/May 2019).

During the winter semester, the written memorials of claimant and respondent will be prepared. The summer semester will be dedicated to the preparation and training of the oral pleadings. The language of the competition and the language of instruction of the course is English.

More information can be found on our website: http://spacelaw.univie.ac.at/home/

Contact person: Ms Clara Baumgartner, email: clara.baumgartner@univie.ac.at

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

F. von der Dunk and F. Tronchetti (eds), Handbook of Space Law (2015); Alexander Soucek, Space Law Essentials Vol I: Textbook (2016); S. Hobe et al (eds.), Cologne Commentary of Space Law Volume I: The Outer Space Treaty (2009); Aust A., Modern Treaty Law and Practice (2nd ed., 2007); Aust A., Handbook of International Law (2005); James Crawford, Brownlie's Principles of Public international Law (8th ed., 2012); Cassese A., International Law (2nd ed., 2005); Cede F. & Sucharipa-Berman L., The United Nations: Law and Practice (2001); Collier J. and Lowe V., The Settlement of Disputes in International Law (2000); Dixon M. and Mc Corquodale R., Cases and Materials on International Law (6th ed., 2016); Jennings r. & Watts A., Oppenheim¿s International Law ( 9th ed., 1992); Shaw M.N., International Law (8th ed., 2018); Simma B. et al., the Charter of the United Nations-A Commentary (2nd ed., 2002); Sinclair I., The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Commentary )(2nd ed., 1984); Zimmermann A. et al., Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice (2006).

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