International Conference on Space Law : Implications in Developing Countries
Space race started with the launch of the Sputnik 1 in 1957 and international community felt the necessity of adopting international space law for proper exploration and exploitation of the outer space. Fundamental principles of space laws mandate that the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries and shall be the common province of mankind . After passing more than 50 years of space exploration, it becomes very pertinent to measure the effectiveness of space laws. Whether the laws are equipped enough to safeguard the interests of non- space- faring countries; what initiatives now need to be taken for ensuring equal and equitable interests of all countries of the world and what should be the role of national space legislations etc. On 11th May 2018 Bangladesh as the 57th country sent its 1st geo-stationary satellite Bangabandhu Satellite-1 which brings ample opportunities in telecommunication, broadcasting, weather forecasting and navigational sectors of the country. Accordingly, the development in national space law is very necessary for ensuring the interest of Bangladesh in outer space.
Keeping all these issues in view, Green University of Bangladesh is going to arrange the country's first 2 days international conference in Space Law on 16 August, 2018. The theme of the conference is "Space Law: Implication in Developing Countries". This conference will provide a multi-disciplinary platform for international and national experts to discuss and learn various aspects of space activity aligned with international space law and policy. Therefore, the conference aims to bring together leading academic and non-academic researchers, legal experts, innovators, investors and students to exchange and share their experiences, concerns and challenges in the field of space law and activity.