Irmgard Marboe

Irmgard Marboe

Legal Advisor

Irmgard Marboe is Professor of International Law at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. She is the head of the National Point of Contact for Space Law (NPOC) of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and a member of the Austrian delegation to UNCOPUOS.

Between 2008 and 2013, she chaired the Working Group on National Space Legislation of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee which led to the adoption of General Assembly Resolution 68/74 in 2013 (Recommendation on national legislation relevant to the peaceful exploration and use of outer space).

Between 2009 and 2015, she was involved in the development of the Austrian Outer Space Act (2011) and the Austrian Outer Space Regulation (2015) as counsel of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Her publications on space law include the edited volumes “Soft Law in Outer Space – The Importance of Non-Binding Norms in International Space Law” (Böhlau 2012) and “Small Satellites: Regulatory Challenges and Chances” (Brill/Nijhoff 2016). From September 2014 to March 2015 and in February 2016, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA). She is a member of the Directorate of Studies of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and of the Committee on Space Law of the International Law Association (ILA).

Other memberships include the German Society of International Law, the European Society of International Law (ESIL), and the American Society of International Law (ASIL). In 2016, she received the Distinguished Service Award of the IISL. Further research interests include international investment law and arbitration, where she focuses on the issue of damages and compensation, and Islamic law.