HKU Faculty of Law 50th Anniversary Distinguised Lecture Series


Five decades of Space Law: Opportunities and Challenges in the Era of Space commercialization

by Zhao Yun, Henry Cheng Professorship in International Law

Date: October 21, 2019 (Monday)

Time: 6:30pm -7:30pm

Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong

Language: English


The enactment of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967 signified the establishment of the field of space law in the international legal history. This treaty, together with the other four space treaties, constitutes the nucleus of space law and lays a solid legal foundation securing the smooth development of space activities in the next few decades. However, the ongoing process of space commercialization posed serious challenges to the current space legal regime. This lecture will discuss possible approaches to deal with selected legal issues related to space commercialization and explore what mechanisms could be established to manage space resource exploitation in future.

About the Speaker:

Professor ZHAO Yun is Professor and Head of Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He is also Chen An Chair Professor in International Law at Xiamen University (2015), Siyuan Scholar Chair Professor at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade (2012-14). He is listed as arbitrator in several international arbitration commissions.

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