The Space Protocol of the Cape Town Convention was presented twice as part of the 60th Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
On 7 June 2021, Secretary-General Professor Ignacio Tirado delivered a statement as part of Agenda Item 3 of the Legal Subcommittee. This statement provided an update on the implementation of the Space Protocol and highlighted the benefits it can bring to the space sector, with a particular focus on the NewSpace industry. Professor Tirado also spoke to UNIDROIT’s application for the status of a Permanent Observer at COPUOS.
On 8 June 2021, Professor Tirado and Professor Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd (DLR) delivered a joint presentation on the Space Protocol at the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) Space Law Symposium 2021 “Space Law for the Global Space Economy”, part of the 60th Session of the COPOUS Legal Subcommittee. This presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the delegates and panellists.
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