Basic knowledge of International Law
The course on Aerospace Law deals with multilateral and bilateral aviation agreements, airline liability, EU air law and aviation security law as well as space law, covering the legal aspects of various space activities, both private and public.
Objectives of the course: – To provide an overview of the main legal instruments and issues in the fields of public air law, private air law and space law; – To provide a general overview of the regulation of international civil aviation – To explain the principles of airline liability – To provide an overview of legal issues in relation to space activities and the use of outer space
After this course students: – have a good understanding of the principle international legal instruments in trhe abovementioned fields and are able to epxlain their applicability; – can mention and explain current legal issues pertaining to air law and space law.
Mode of instruction
Number of (2 hour) lectures: One 2-hour class per week for 10 weeks
Names of lecturers: Prof. Dr. P.M.J. Mendes de Leon, Mrs. Drs. T.L. Masson-Zwaan, Dhr. Drs. W. M. Oude Alink.
Guest Lecturers: Mr. G. de Vos (AKD Prinsen van Wijnen N.V.); Mr. O. Rijsdijk (CAE Aviation Training BV)
Required preparation by students: Basic knowledge of International Law, Reader Aerospace Law
- Open book exam.
Areas to be tested within the exam
The reader and the subjects taught in the lectures, and all other instructions and information that are part of the course.
More information on this course is offered in Blackboard.
Reader Aerospace Law
Incidental additional handouts
Recommended course materials:
I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor, and P.M.J. Mendes de Leon, An Introduction to Air Law (Kluwer, 9th ed., 2012)
I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor, and V. Kopal, An Introduction to Space Law (Kluwer, 3rd ed., 2008)
Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.
Coordinator: Ms. Paula van der Wulp
Work address: KOG, room A.314
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7724
Institution: Public International Law
Division: Institute of Air & Space Law
Room number secretariat: KOG, room A3.14
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00
Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 7724
Graduated professionals may attend this course as a Contract student via JPAO