The IISL introduced the Asia Pacific Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 1999. The winner of this round represents the Asia-Pacific region at the World Finals, to be held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress.

The Asia Pacific Regional Round is governed by the Asia-Pacific Official Rules of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition.

2022 Asia-pacific rounds

The 2022 competition will be organised by the State University of Brawijaya in Malang in East Java. The Law Faculty of State University of Brawijaya is largest Law School in East Java and even in Indonesia. Furthermore,  Malang is a beautiful city close to some famous tourists destinations like Bromo Mountain, Batu, etc.

The date for the 2022 AP regional rounds is June 2022 (see for the schedule below).

The regional organiser from State University of Brawijaya is Adi Kusumaningrum and the assistant regional organiser is Ms. Fransiska Ayulistya Susanto, S.H., LL.M.  For inquiries please refer to

January 2022 – Important notice for all participating teams 2022: Please consider yourselves registered for the 2022 Asia Pacific Round only upon receipt of a confirmation of registration to the Moot Court Competition by the regional organiser.


15 December 2021

Deadline for Submission of Requests for Clarifications

15 January 2022Deadline for the Author of the Problem to give Response to Requests for Clarifications
30 January 2022Deadline for Registration
1 May 2022Deadline for Submission of Memorials
23-25 June 2022Regional Final Oral Round
25 June 2022Valedictory Ceremony

IISL Young scholar awards

The IISL Young Scholars Fund was created in 2011 to support the achievements of students participating in each of the four Regional Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. The Fund grants monetary awards in the following categories:

  • Winning Team: 200 Euros
  • Team with the Best Memorials: 125 Euros
  • Best Oralist of the Regional Round: 100 Euros

The Young Scholars Fund has been formed and is largely maintained by donations from IISL members, to honor the very significant achievement of these students.


    The National University of Singapore Team won the Asia Pacific Regional Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.​