1st Toulouse Space & Law Forum
25 – 28 June 2012 – Toulouse
The Toulouse SPACE & LAW Forum is an initiative of CNES, the Midi-Pyrenees Region and the University Toulouse1-Capitole.
The Forum focuses on the legal aspects triggered by the whole chain of service providers, from the spacecraft to the end users. It will provide a forum for the presentations and discussions of the latest research results and practical applications and will stimulate interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
This conference will complement the existing activities dealing with the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks to foster the development of law and regulation. It will address all the legal questions from the perspectives of the providers and the users of given types of space applications.
The Toulouse SPACE & LAW Forum will gather lawyers, scientists, space players, users and space services providers, it will share and bring focus to the legal aspects linked to procurements and processes based on space services and eventually formulate recommendations for further legal and technical activities.
The forum will highlight the policies, strategies and activities initiated and implemented over recent years, which benefit from the booming development of space based services.
The key areas which will be addressed during the conference are:
- Legal constraints: rights, freedom, privacy protection,
- Licensing requirements for space activities: national laws, regulatory regimes and international treaties,
- Space activities, private agreements and public procurements,
- Space ventures and financing opportunities,
- Lessons from emerging countries,
- Intellectual property rights,
- Responsibilities of service providers, data suppliers, users and other players,
- Evidence from space: use of satellites data as legal evidence,
- Service providers’ obligations,
- Space policy.