This volume contains the proceedings of the 54th Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2011, including the 26th IAA-IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable, as well as the papers presented at the IISL-ECSL Space Law Symposium held on the occasion of the 50th session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, Austria in March 2011, and of the 6th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues In Space Law, held in Washington D.C., United States in December 2011. It also contains the report and best written memorials of the World Finals of the 20th Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) was founded in 1960. The purposes and objectives of the Institute include the cooperation with appropriate international organisations and national institutions in the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks for fostering the development of space law. It also includes the studies of legal and social science aspects of the exploration and use of outer space and the holding of meetings, colloquia and competitions on juridical and social science aspects of space activities. See for more information www.iislweb.org.