Experts involved the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law

The McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law promises to be the first online resource of its kind.

The active involvement of highly publicised practitioners and experts in the Advisory Board and Editorial Board is testament to the global endorsement of the Spacelawpedia Project. Further, the great interest and involvement of numerous talented and respected experts in the Project underlines the recognition of the need for a carefully curated and publicly available compendium on key subject-matters of international space law.

Members of the Advisory Board, Editorial Board, and Technical Advisors are mindfully chosen to capture the geographic and gender diversity of the international space law community.

Advisory Board

The Members of the Advisory Board of the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law act in personal capacity and are prominent and experienced professionals and academics affiliated with institutions known globally for their mission to disseminate space law knowledge and research. The Board is present to advise the Project Director in the strategic and innovative direction and management of the Project. The Board meets biannually to discuss and evaluate the progress and decide on shape future direction of the Spacelawpedia.

Prof. Setsuko Aoki, Keio University, Japan

Prof. Armand de Mestral, McGill University, Canada

Prof. Stephan Hobe, Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law, University of Cologne, Germany

Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe, Austria

Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, University of Mississippi, United States

Judge Abdul Koroma, Former Judge, International Court of Justice, Sierra Leone

Prof. Francis Lyall, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Prof. Tanja Masson-Zwaan, International Institute of Air & Space Law, the Netherlands

Dr. Ranjana Kaul, Dua Associates, Advocates & Solicitors, India

Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, International Institute of Space Law

Dr. Marie Lucy Stojak,  Space Advisory Board |  School on Management of Creativity and Innovation, HEC, Canada 

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law is responsible for peer-reviewing contributions to the Encyclopedia and ensuring that the final text of each entry is drafted coherently and consistently with the overall format. The Editorial Board is composed of recognised professionals and publicists in the international (space) law community, and specialised topics of the Spacelawpedia will draw upon the pool of expertise listed below.

Prof. Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, Arizona State University, United States

Prof. PJ Bount, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr. Tare Brisibe, SES, Singapore

Prof. Philip de Man, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Catherine Doldirina, D-Orbit, Italy

Dr. Marco Ferrazzani, European Space Agency, France

Prof. Steven Freeland, Western Sydney University, Australia

Ms. Deborah Housen-Couriel, Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University’s Law Faculty, Israel

Prof. Armel Kerrest, University of Western Brittany, France

Dr. Irmgard Marboe, University of Vienna, Austria 

Prof. Sergio Marchisio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Ms. Elina Morozova, Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, Russian Federation

Ms. Rada Popova, Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law, University of Cologne, Germany

Prof. Guoyu Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Technical Advisors





The Team of Technical Experts of the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law is composed of scientists and technical experts who are specialised and highly knowledgeable in the domain of outer space. Their expertise will ensure that entries of the Spacelawpedia are consistent with the technological specifities, scientific facts about the space environment, and in line with current and near-term developments in space technology and applications.

Mr. Gilles Doucet, Spectrum Space Security Inc., Canada

Dr. Stuart Eves, SJE Space Ltd., United Kingdom

Dr. Jonathan McDowell, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, United States

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