Second Woomera Manual Plenary Meeting in Nebraska, USA

The Woomera Manual’s Editorial and Management Board members, along with core experts and observers, attended the second Woomera Manual working group meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 25-28 February 2019.  Adelaide Law School was represented by RUMLAE members Professors Melissa de Zwart and Dale Stephens, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, Dr Stacey Henderson, and Duncan Blake (PhD student).

In a very productive and successful meeting over four days, the experts discussed the complexity and nuances of space law, key matters of interpretation and application of the space treaties, and the relationship between space law and IHL.

The project was honoured when University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dean of Law, Richard Moberly, addressed the participants during an evening event, highlighting the importance of the project.

The Woomera Manual project aims to contribute to the practical understanding of the international legal regime that applies to military operations in outer space to ensure that legal obligations and limits are identified and complied with by States and non-State actors.

The next working group meeting is scheduled for August 2019 in the Hague, Netherlands.  The Woomera Manual is scheduled for completion in 2020.

For more information, contact Professor Dale Stephens:


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