Our People

In recognition of the tremendous importance and impact of the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS), a select Group of Experts hailing from all corners of the world have committed themselves to the MILAMOS Process.

These Experts represent some of the most highly recognised professionals, academics and publicists in the domains of general international law, international space law, international humanitarian law, the law on the use of force, as well as advanced technical aspects of space utilisation. Though affiliated with governmental and intergovernmental institutions, academic and research institutitions as well as the armed forces, to ensure the neutrality  of the consensus-building process and independence of the resultant Manual, all Experts will be participating in their individual capacity and will not be representing the State or organisation they are identified with.

This impressive list of persons involved in the Project, each of whom enjoy a distinguished career and carry a wealth of experiences, is testament to the fair, inclusive, and interdisciplinary and truly global nature of MILAMOS Process and the McGill Manual.


Group photograph of participants at the Inaugural Plenary of the MILAMOS Project, taken in October 2016, at Montreal, Canada.

(in alphabetical order)

  • Prof. Setsuko Aoki (Keoi University)
  • Dr. Roy Balleste (St Thomas University, USA)
  • Cpt Jérémie Ayadi (French Joint Space Command)
  • Ms. Svenja Berrang (German Armed Forces)
  • Wg Cdr. Bryan Cavanagh (Australian Department of Defence)
  • Mr. Kuan-Wei Chen (McGill University)
  • Mr. Gilles Doucet (retired) (Department of National Defence, Canada)
  • Cpt. Mickael Dupenloup (Ministry of Defence, France)
  • Prof. Steven Freeland (Western Sydney University)
  • Mr. Laurent Gisel (ICRC)
  • Mr. Ulf Haeussler (Federal Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany)
  • Gp. Capt. Ian Henderson (Royal Australian Air Force)
  • Mr. Chris Johnson (Secure World Foundation)
  • Prof. Stephan Hobe (University of Cologne, Institute of Air and Space Law)
  • Col. Robin Holman (Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Ms. Deborah Housen-Couriel (Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University’s Law Faculty)
  • Mr. Peter Hulsroj (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO))
  • Dr. Ram Jakhu (McGill University)
  • Dr. Bhupendra Jasani (King's College London)
  • Prof. Shouping Li (Beijing Institute of Technology, Institute of Space Law)
  • Dr. Philip de Man (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven)
  • Dr. Bin Li (University of Newcastle)
  • Dr. Jonathan McDowell (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • Prof. Frédéric Mégret (McGill University)
  • Prof. Armand de Mestral (McGill University)
  • Ms. Elina Morozova (INTERSPUTNIK)
  • Prof. Marco Sassòli (University of Geneva)
  • Prof. Ksenia Shestakova (St Petersburg State University)
  • Lt. Col. Rudolph Stamminger (Ministry of Defence, France)
  • Dr. Jinyuan Su (Xi'an Jiatong University)
  • Prof. Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov (Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Maj. Patrick Vermette (Canadian Forces)