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Mr Marco R. Fuchs speaks at the ILWR

We are pleased to welcome Mr Marco R. Fuchs (CEO of OHB SE) as a speaker on the topic of "Rocket launches from German territorial waters?" at this year's specialist group meeting.

The full programme of the expert group meeting on 04 November 2021 can be found here.

Myth Gagarin - Why do humans fly into space?

Michael Köhler leads the discussion with
Prof. Dr. Lisa Gotto, media scientist, University of Vienna
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hobe, Director of the Institute for Space Law, University of Cologne
Dr. Matthias Schwartz, Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin

2021 Space for Youth Call for Essays #Youth4Climate2021

To promote youth voices, UNOOSA and SGAC have launched an essay competition for students and young professionals with the aim to highlight practices and experiences on the use of space for climate mitigation and adaptation. If you are a young professional or a student interested in how space applications can be used to tackle climate change, you can submit your proposals by 26 April 2021 and win a trip to the United States to meet with representatives of the U.S. space sector and attend an Adult Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. For details, please visit:

Honorary Doctorate for Benjamin Ferencz

Find the newspaper (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger) as PDF download here.

You can find the article from the university magazine here.

You can watch the whole ceremony here.

Prof. Stephan Hobe on the future use of resources in space, interviewed in the 3Sat Nano broadcast from 22 January 2021

The Video is available here. 

Space Cafè with Prof. Hobe: The Future Design of The Legal Order for Space Activities

On 8 Dec. 2020 Prof. Stephan Hobe gave his "33 Minutes Space Cafè WebTalk" in which he analysed the current issues in the regulation of space activities. You can find the Video here.

McGill IASL - IAASS Space Law Webinar with Professor Hobe

The McGill IASL- IAASS Space Law Webinar-The Quest for a Legal Frontier between Airspace and Outer Space with Professor Hobe is online on YoutTube.

Success at Telders International Law Moot Court

We are pleased that again this year our Cologne team presented itself successfully at the Telders International Law Moot Court. The team was able to take third place on the plaintiff's side. Overall, the team achieved 6th place.

We warmly congratulate this year's participants Ms. Annika Owczarek, Ms. Luca Neeff, Mr. Marius Kampf and Mr. Julian Schophaus on this success!


11th edition – Introduction to international law!

We are pleased that the 11th edition of the textbook on international law is now available in print and as an e-book.

The tried and tested standard work describes the newest developments in international law in the age of globalization in an easily understandable and comprehensive manner. It deals with numerous current problem areas such as virtual space and the handling of looted colonial cultural assets. In addition to the continuous update, the chapters on international economic law, including international development law, human rights and international environmental law, have been particularly revised. Great emphasis was placed on user-friendliness through numerous overviews and cross-references. Review questions to check the acquired knowledge are available online. An extensive list with in-depth literature on individual chapters is also available online.

To be found at: