Saturday, May 25, 2019

Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition African Regional Finals

Annually, the ECSL and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organizes the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition with over 60 teams participating. The 1st Africa Regional Round was hosted in Pretoria, South Africa by the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the South African Department of Trade and Industry managed by the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) with four participating universities representing South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

The 2019 Manfreds Lachs Moot Court will be organized as always by the ECSL in collaboration with the University of Paris-Sud in Paris, France, from the 21st to 24th of May.

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