Annual Strategic Space Law Course


Online event.

Le cours de droit spatial stratégique se concentre sur les considérations juridiques et politiques qui entourent les utilisations stratégiques de l'espace. Parmi les sujets abordés, signalons l'évolution des politiques de sécurité nationale en matière d'espace; les réglementations nationale et internationale des activités spatiales; les radiofréquences en usage et l'Union internationale des télécommunications; l'intersection du droit de la cybersécurité et du droit de l'espace extra-atmosphérique; et bien plus!


[En anglais seulement] Armed forces have not had to comprehensively consider the application of law to the use of force and rules of engagement in outer space. Conflict in the space domain is now a possibility that cannot be dismissed, and this course provides a unique opportunity for lawyers and other professionals in the defense services, international relations, government, international organisations, law firms, consulting firms and industry around the world to study space law in a strategic context.

The Strategic Space Law Course is a four-day intensive, interdisciplinary, international and interactive workshop held annually in Montreal, Canada. Jointly organised by the Institute of Air and Space Law, and Spectrum Space Security In.c, the course features lectures delivered by world-class academics, legal and policy advisors, and subject-matter experts drawn from government, civil society and the commercial sector.

The 2020 edition program of the course will be delivered remotely and in condensed fashion. In 2021, we hope to revert back to an extended, in-person program that will cover more topics, practical team-building exercises, and networking events.

To view the program and find out how to register, visit

Subjects covered will include:

  • Technical and Operational Aspects of Military Use of Space
  • Evolving National Security Space Policies
  • International Regulation of Space Activities
  • National Regulation of Space Activities: the United States and Canada
  • Radio Frequency Spectrum and the International Telecommunication Union
  • Intersection of Cybersecurity Law and Outer Space Law
  • Cybersecurity Policy and National Laws for Space Operations
  • Use of Force, Armed Attack, and Self-Defense
  • Law of War and Hostilities in Space
  • International Space Law-making and UNCOPUOS
  • Commercial/Military Space Services and Transactions
  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Space Arms Control and Norms of Behaviour in Space
  • Strategic Challenges in International Space Law

Cette activité est admissible pour 16 heures de formation continue obligatoire tel que déclaré par les membres du Barreau du Québec.

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