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.
2022 AP Rounds
Update August 2021: 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 tentative date for the 2022 AP regional rounds is June 2022 (yet to be confirmed). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 December 2020 (Tuesday)
|Deadline for Submission of Requests for Clarifications|
|31 January 2021 (Sunday)||Deadline for the Author of the Problem to give Response to Requests for Clarifications|
|31 January 2021 (Sunday)||Deadline for Registration and the First Installment of the Registration Fee (75 USD)|
|5 March 2021 (2:00 pm Beijing Time)||Deadline for Submission of Memorials|
|25 March 2021 (Thursday)||Announcement of Memorial Results|
|31 March 2021 (Thursday)||Deadline for Payment of the Remaining Fee (by the eight teams accepted into the oral round)|
|24-25 April 2021 (Saturday-Sunday)||Regional Final Oral Round (online)|
Payment of the 2021 AP Registration Fees
Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the full Registration Fee has been reduced to 150 USD this year by the Regional Organizer. Registration is a two-fold process. Registration is confirmed once the Minimum Deposit Payment (75 USD) is received. Only the eight teams entering into the online Oral Rounds will have to pay the full registration fee of 150 USD.
The Minimum Deposit Registration Payment must be received prior to the 31st January 2021. Teams entering into the online Oral Rounds will be prompted to complete payment after the release of the results of the Memorial Round.
• The first instalment of the registration fee (75 USD) is payable by 31 January 2021. This will qualify a team to submit written memorials for evaluation.
• Only the eight teams accepted into the Oral Round will have to pay the full registration fee (150 USD) by 31 March 2021. Teams attending the Oral Round will be informed after the results of the Memorial Round are released.
• The registration fee has to be paid into the official account of Beijing Institute of Technology.
The following are the bank details where the registration fee has to be deposited:
Name of the payee: BEIJING INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Name of the bank: INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA, BEIJING MUNICIPAL BRANCH, BEIJING, P.R.C.
Bank account no.: 0200007609014435495
Type of account: SAVINGS
SWIFT code: ICBKCNBJBJM
Contact no: +861068913103
IISL Young Scholars 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.
WINNERS OF THE 2019 ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL ROUND
The National University of Singapore Team won the Asia Pacific Regional Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Results of the 2020 test round
The 2020 Latin American Round of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition was held online on May 22nd at the ReLaCa colloquium. ReLaCa is the Space Network of Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to cancel the oral portion of the Latin American round, and institute a memorial-only round, for which five teams registered and submitted written memorials. Team 01 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was the winner of this memorial round, and they had the opportunity to compete in an oral round against a team from the UAE, which they also won.