Technology and Jurisdiction in Outer Space and Cyberspace Colloquium

Hosted by the Faculty of Law and the Technology and Jurisdiction Legal Research Team

Limited Places Available

Colloquium programme available here.


In an increasingly competitive world, the legal concept of jurisdiction is a cornerstone in ensuring a peaceful coexistence between states. Jurisdiction delineates both rights and duties amongst state, and clear jurisdictional rules are essential for ensuring predictability for both legal and natural persons.

Yet, current rules of jurisdiction are largely opaque, unsystematic and, arguably, ill-equipped for the modern world. This is especially so in domains such as Outer Space and Cyberspace where reliance on the so-called ‘territoriality principle’ is difficult, or impossible.

This Colloquium seeks to take stock of some of the key jurisdictional challenges facing the international community, and private actors, in Outer Space and Cyberspace.


When: Friday, 9 August, 2019
Time: 9:30am registration, 10am - 5pm Colloquium, 5pm onwards networking/dinner
Where: Princeton Room
Colloquium programme available here.