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Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” will analyse current space developments with a legal focus. It will, at the same time discuss and ‘demystify’ the law for everyone.

In our next Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, Duncan Blake and Anne-Sophie Martin.

Over bagels, croissants, coffee and other treats, we will discuss many legal issues arising from everyday space activities.

Dr Anne-Sophie Martin is a visiting researcher at the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council (ISGI-CNR), Rome, Italy. She received her LL.M. in Space Law and Telecommunications Law from the University of Paris-Saclay (France) and her Ph.D. from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). She is a Fellow in the For All Moonkind’s Institute on Space Law and Ethics and a Member of the International Astronomical Union’s Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Skies. Since 2021, she also participates in the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities. Between 2016 and 2019, she was an observer in The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group.

Duncan Blake is a lecturer in military and space law and strategy at UNSW Canberra, a PhD candidate researching the intersection of space law and the laws of war at the University of Adelaide, an Air Force Reserve Legal Officer providing operations law support at the strategic level, and a consultant with International Aerospace Law and Policy Group.

Duncan transferred from the permanent Air Force to the Reserves in January 2017, after 22 years as a Legal Officer in the RAAF. He worked at the tactical, operational and strategic levels at home and on deployment overseas. He deployed on operational tours providing legal support for ADF operations in the Middle East in 2003, 2009 and 2016. Duncan has contributed extensively to doctrine and policy for Defence and whole-of-government, on issues of operations law and space law. He has founded and chaired inter-departmental and international working groups on space law, especially in a military and strategic context.

Duncan and Anne-Sophie will also provide their ‘one word’ to describe the wonders of space/space law – a tradition for all guests at the Space Café Law Breakfasts, and help to demystify the sometimes complex and contradictory vested interests involved in space activities and industry.

We hope you will enjoy this discussion and join us on 25 January at 9:30 am CEST. There are so many issues to discuss. Please come along with your favourite breakfast treat and any questions you might want us to analyse.

We really hope you will join us for breakfast! See you then!

SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.

This Space Café” Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” will be conducted in English.

The previous episodes can be found here: Space Café” Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” – Archive



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