Last date for submission of Abstract extended to 10th May, 2019
International Conference on Current Challenges in Aviation and Space Law, 2019
Aviation law and space law are presently the two most significant fields of law at both international and national levels. Ever since the first engine powered flight in 1903, the international civil aviation has developed leaps and bounds. The short time span required to travel faraway destinations in modern day aircrafts has made air travel the most convenient means of transportation for business, tourism, professional and other purposes. With the increase in civil aviation, there was a requirement of its legal regulation to avoid conflicts.
In contrast with aviation law, major international developments in space law have halted several decades back with the lack of consensus among states to enter into treaties. The last international treaty in the field of outer space is the Moon Agreement, which was entered into 40 years ago. Though the Moon Agreement contains strong provisions for regulating activities on the moon and other celestial bodies, it has failed to obtain ratification from a majority of the states. The absence of legal developments in the last four decades has not prevented tremendous technological developments in the field of outer space, which is now posing great legal challenges to the world community.
In light of the above issues, there is an absolute need to deliberate on current challenges in aviation and space law. An international conference in this field would go a long way in addressing these issues and developing laws. This two day international conference is intended to provide a platform for a scholarly debate among academicians, lawyers, experts, policymakers and students.