GNLU: Air and Space Law Academy 2016


Centre for Public International Law, Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with Institute of Air & Space Law, University of Cologne, and Forum for Integrated National Security is going to conduct the Air and Space Law Academy 2016.

Duration: 14th to 23rd September, 2016
Venue: Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Gandhinagar

Concept Note:
Supremacy in airspace has played a determining role in deciding fate of the war waged on the ground. Therefore, effective air defense constitutes topmost priority for nations in modern world and India is no exception. Safety, security and liability of various stakeholders are paramount concerns of Air Law at the International as well as domestic level. Space age began with the launch of Sputnik-I in 1957 in the backdrop of cold war. With the lightening pace of scientific and technological advancement in space technology, select few States extended their supremacy in air to space as well.

Those who have not, aspire to do so in the near future. With the end of cold war, space activities are also exemplification of international cooperation. Rising human activities in space have posed unprecedented issues particularly relating to safety and security. Space law has addressed these issues through various International conventions and treaties. Besides, nations have developed their own policy regarding space to address the issues at domestic level.

With the recent success of Mangalyan, India has become fourth country in the world to enter Mars orbit – a feat achieved at relatively fractional cost and time. India has also established its name in global satellite launch and manufacturing industry. A sound understanding of intricacies of Air and Space law is highly desirable for various stakeholders involved in aviation and space activities in one form or the other but is also necessary for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring safety and security thereof.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To acquaint participants with various aspects relating to safety and security of aviation and space activities.
  • To enhance participants’ understanding of the various principles contained in International instruments meant for regulating Air and Space Law.
  • To enable the participants to understand the various dispute redressal mechanisms in Air and Space Law and their efficacy.
  • To familiarize participants with different approaches adopted by various nations (Russian Federation, US, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, India) within their jurisdiction.
  • To enable participants to appreciate the challenges in developing National Space Policy and Air and Aviation Policy.


  • Latest issues in Air & Space Law
  • Current challenges relating to Territorial Sovereignty and its extension in Air and Space
  • Aviation related crimes and Aerial Terrorism
  • Air Accident and Incident Investigation
  • Regime governing Military and Civil Airports
  • Case Laws on International Air Law Disputes
  • Space laws – Contemporary Challenges

Online Registration:

Participation Fee:
Participation fee includes registration, lodging & boarding, tuition fee, study material, educational visit, exam & access of online legal databases like West Law, Manupatra, J-store, Heinonline, Cambridge University Publication E Books, Oxford University Publication E-Books, Oxford University Publication E-Reference Books, World Bank E-books, and the legal database software of SCC, GLH and GLR.

Special subsidy in the participation fees (as mentioned herein below) may be provided upon prior request. Participants are requested to contact Organizing Committee for the same.




Other Officials


20,000 INR

20,000 INR

20,000 INR

20,000 INR


US $ 200

US $ 300

US $ 300

US $ 400

Max. Subsidy

Upto 65%

Upto 50%

Upto 50%

Upto 25%

Important Dates:

Last date for Registration:

7th August, 2016

Last date for the payment of Participation fees:

09th August, 2016

Commencement of Course:

14th September, 2016

Mr. Divya Tyagi
Assistant Professor of Law
Phone: +91-8128657564

Ms. Heena Goswami
Assistant Professor of Science & Technology
Phone: + 91-8128650831

Mr. Virendra Singh Thakur
Teaching & Research Associate
Phone: + 91-8128650886


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