The GNLU Centre for Public International Law is organizing the second edition of GNLU Academy on Air and Space Law (GASLA) as a platform for engaging in discourse on contemporary legal issues in the field of Air and Space Law.

About GASLA: States are exhibiting increasingly keen interest in augmenting investments in developing their capabilities and competences in the air as well as space. Non-State actors, including private investors are no exceptions to this emerging trend. It is becoming evidently clear that supremacy in air and space is set to define international relations in the years to come. Recognizing the potential of these developments, the GNLU Centre for Public International Law has conceived the GNLU Academy on Air and Space Law (GASLA) as a platform for engaging in discourse on contemporary legal issues in these fields. The first edition of GASLA was successfully conducted between 14 and 23 September 2016, in collaboration with the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne and the Forum for Integrated National Security. Encouraged by the success of the first edition, the GNLU Centre for Public International Law is organizing the second edition of GASLA from 16 September to 22 September 2017.

About the Academy: The GNLU Centre for Public International Law, in collaboration with the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne, Germany (the oldest Air Institute of the world), is organizing the second edition of the Air and Space Law Academy from 16th  to 22nd September, 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Theme: The 2017 Edition will also include a two day seminar on the major theme of “50 Years of the Outer Space Treaty”. Spread over a full-week of intensive discussions, lectures and workshops, the Academy will focus on major themes of latest issues in Air & Space Law.
Aims and Objectives: 

  • To acquaint participants with various aspects relating to safety and security of aviation and space activities.
  • To enhance understanding amongst the participants of the various principles enshrined in the international instruments meant for regulating air and space law.
  • To create awareness amongst participants about recent trends in civil aviation and the militarization and commercialization of outer space.
  • To enable the participants to understand the various dispute redressal mechanisms in air and space law and their efficacy.
  • To facilitate discourse amongst stakeholders within the industry about practical challenges and the feasibility of implementing regulations and policies in the airspace and outer space.
  • To familiarize participants with country specific approach with regard to air and space law.
  • To enable participants to appreciate the challenges in developing national aviation and space policy.
  • The participants will experience the environment of GNLU academics, resources, and residential life.

Tentative Themes: 

  • Latest issues in space law such as space tourism, space debris, commercial space mining, environmental harm, space exploration, international liability for incidents in space
  • National space policies
  • Current challenges relating to territorial sovereignty and its extension in air and space
  • Aviation-related crimes and aerial terrorism
  • Air accidents and incident investigation
  • Regime governing military and civil airports
  • Case laws on international air law disputes International aviation financing and leasing law.

Venue: GNLU Campus, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
Duration: 16th  to 22nd  September, 2017
Important Dates: Last date for Registration: Monday, 07 August 2017
Last date for payment of participation fees: Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Commencement of course: Saturday, 16 September 2017
Commencement of the Seminar: Saturday, 16 September 2017
Contact: Convener, Mr. Divya Tyagi, Assistant Professor of Law (Mob: +91 812 865 7564)

Coordinator, Mr. Waseem Ahmad Bhat, Assistant Professor of Law (Mob: +918128684326)
Vardaan Bajaj, Student Member ( Mob: +918511595696)
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