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.



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Prof. Sreenidhi K. R. | 9845436878
Organizing Secretary
International Conference in Aviation & Space Law
School of Legal Studies
CMR University


Shri. K.C. Ramamurthy, IPS
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions, Bengaluru

Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy
CMR University, Bengaluru

Prof. (Dr.) M.S. Shivakumar
Vice Chancellor
CMR University, Bengaluru

Dr. Praveen R.
CMR University, Bengaluru

Advisory Committee

Prof. G. S. Sachdeva
Adjunct Professor, NALSAR University of Law

Prof. V. Balakista Reddy
Professor of Law and Registrar, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

Dr. K. D. Raju
Professor of Law
Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law, IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Kumar Abhijeet
National Law School of India University Bangalore

Prof. Sandeepa Bhat B.
Professor of Law
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Major Themes

  • Role of ICAO in the future regulation of civil aviation
  • Privatization of airports: Problems and perspectives
  • Reforms in carriers’ liability norms
  • Liability norms on surface damage: Need for harmonization
  • Legal regulation of UAVs and aerospace vehicles
  • Concerns in norms governing civil aviation crimes
  • Aviation and space insurance
  • Significance of the UNIDROIT system in financing the aircrafts and space assets
  • Concerns in liability norms under space law
  • Celestial property rights : To be or not to be?
  • Space tourism and legal regulations
  • Space debris and environmental concerns
  • Legal aspects of ASAT testing
  • National space laws
  • Reforms in the Moon Agreement, 1979

Abstract Submission
Those who are interested in presenting a paper on any of the themes must send an abstract of 600 words along with a brief biographical note (not more than 100 words) on or before 25th April, 2019. The acceptance of the paper for presentation would be informed by the end of April, 2019. A full length paper of 5,000 – 8,000 words must be sent by 25th May 2019. If the full length paper is not submitted before the last date, authors will not be allowed to present the paper in the Conference. Submission of the full paper would be presumed as unconditional consent of the author/s for a possible publication by the organisers.



  • All participants must register to the Conference by 28th May, 2019.
  • Registration Fee may be paid via Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘CMR University’, payable at Bangalore or by cash at the CMRU, School of Legal Studies Campus.
    • Professionals & Academicians – Rs. 1500/-
    • Students – Rs. 1000/-
  • Organisers will not be providing transportation or accommodation to participants. However paid accommodation will be made available on prior request.
  • Kindly use the enclosed registration form for the purpose of registration. The form may also be downloaded from
  • Demand Draft along with the registration form may be sent to
    • The Organising Secretary
      International Conference in Aviation and Space Law
      CMR University, School of Legal Studies
      No. 5 Bhuvanagiri
      OMBR Layout
      Bengaluru, 560043
      Email :

Organizing Committee

Prof. (Dr.) T.R. Subramanya
Dean, School of Legal Studies

Prof. V.J. Praneshwaran
Vice-Principal, School of Legal Studies

Organising Secretary
Prof. Sreenidhi K.R.

Faculty Coordinators

Prof. Gayathri N. M.
Prof. Chanjana Elsa Philip
Prof. Aruna L
Prof. Saptarshi Mitra
Prof. Aastha Tandon
Prof. Karan Singh Chouhan

Student Coordinators

Mr. Surya Prasad. L
Mr. Shreyas Awasthi
Ms. Kavya Sadashivan
Ms. Adya Bojamma
Mr. Ayush Panigrahi
Ms. Aarthi. B
Mr. Abhishek Antony