On 9-10 Feb 17, the Stockton Center together with the ICRC and Harvard University presented a workshop on “International Legal Implications of Military Space Operations.” The event brought together experts in law, policy and academics from around the world to discuss this emerging legal topic. This workshop brought together a mix of technical, policy, and international law experts in the field of space operations. Represented were eight foreign participants from seven countries -- United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Estonia, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Germany.
“The organizing members of the conference all agreed that the outer space domain is of growing concern and interest,” said Army Maj. Chad Highfill, Stockton Center professor and organizer of the event. “Governments and corporations increasingly rely on space-based technologies to support many aspects of daily life. Military operations increasingly depend on space-based assets. In light of these trajectories, it is more vital than ever to examine international legal implications of military space operations. The workshop sought to analyze a select array of enduring and emergent legal issues in this area.”