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Dr. Frans G. von der Dunk

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University of Nebraska
905 West 25Th Street
Kearney, Nebraska 68849
United States

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  • Ph.D.
  • Doctorate , Space Law
    Universiteit Leiden
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Dr. Frans G. von der Dunk Cologne Commentary on Space Law (CoCoSL)
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Dr. Frans G. von der Dunk
Dr. Von der Dunk was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) in Vancouver, in October 2004, and the Social Science Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in Valencia, in October 2006.
He defended his dissertation on "Private Enterprise and Public Interest in the European 'Spacescape'" in 1998. He has written well over 100 articles and published papers, has given more than 100 presentations at international meetings and was visiting professor at some 25 foreign universities across the world on subjects of international and national space law and policy, international air law and public international law. He has (co-)organised some 20 international symposia, workshops and other events, and has been (co-)editor of a number of publications and proceedings. As of 2006, he is the Series Editor of 'Studies in Space Law', published by Brill. Finally, he has given a number of interviews to the international media on issues of space law and policy.
Dr. Von der Dunk has served as adviser to the Dutch Government, several foreign Governments, the European Commission, the European Space Agency (ESA), the United Nations (UN), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Dutch National Aerospace Agency (NIVR), the German Space Agency (DLR), the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), as well as various companies. Such advisory work dealt with a broad area of issues related to space activities, such as space policy, national space law, privatisation of space activities, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) (in particular Galileo), satellite communications, radio astronomy, and earth observation. Also, he has acted as the Legal Task Manager in a number of studies undertaken in particular within the context of leading European Commission projects, such as on European space policy, Galileo and GNSS, satellite communications, the Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security (GMES) project and earth observation. Much of his recent work furthermore focused on such topical issues as space tourism, the legal status of the Moon and other celestial bodies and the 'sale-of- lunar-estate hoax', and planetary protection.
He is Director and Treasurer of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Member of the Board of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), and Member for the Netherlands in the International Law Association's (ILA) Committee on Space Law. He is also Member of the International Editorial Board of 'Space Policy'.
IISL News, 28 Oct 2008 [cached]
To ensure a smooth transition Professor Hobe will actually take over responsibilities from the current Treasurer, Professor Dr Frans von der Dunk, at the beginning of the next financial year, 1 January 2009.
Professor von der Dunk, who currently holds the Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni / Othmer Chair of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been IISL Treasurer since his election to the IISL Board in Rio de Janeiro in 2000. He has overviewed the streamlining of the membership fee invoicing as well as the transition of the IISL to a more formal legal status, recently culminating in its establishment as an independent international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) under Dutch law in the Netherlands. Professor von der Dunk will continue to act as Director of Public Relations, and as such remain Member of the Board.
Management | Abundant Planet, 13 July 2013 [cached]
Frans von der Dunk, Ph.D.
Frans von der Dunk
Dr. Frans von der Dunk is a Professor of Space Law in the College of Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to his appointment at UNL, Dr. von der Dunk was the first co-director, and then director, of space law research at the International Institute of Air and Space Law, at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Dr. von der Dunk has written more than 130 articles on space law, many of which are available online. He is the General Editor of Brill's Studies in Space Law, and is a member of the Space Policy editorial board. He is also a member of the International Law Association, and the boards of the European Centre for Space Law and the International Institute of Space Law. He is the founder of Black Holes, which offers space law consulting services.
News | Abundant Planet [cached]
The first, Near-Earth Objects: Risks, Responses and Opportunities - Legal Aspects, was organized by our newest Advisor, Professor Frans von der Dunk, and was held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (23-24 April). This was followed by the 1st IAA Planetary Defense Conference, sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics, the European Space Agency, and more than a dozen other organizations, including Rusty Schweickart's B612 Foundation. The conference was held in Granada, Spain (27-30 April). Both conferences raised awareness regarding NEOs, and our capacity to interact with them.
20 April 2009 Dr. Frans von der Dunk joins our Board of Advisors.
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