Milan MijovicSerbian Office for Space Sciences, Serbia
Milan Mijovic, LL.M has obtained his BA and MA degree in Law in 2013. He is currently a Space law Ph.D. student and Air and Space law Research assistant at Law School Union University in Belgrade, Serbia. Being a recognized Space lawyer, both in practice and academia, Milan’s research led to the thesis examining if private ownership should be allowed in Outer space, as he advocated this idea since his early days of Space law research. Providing arguments for these rights, Milan has published several papers on this matter and introduced this idea to the international community, believing that, with proper governance system, private ownership should be allowed in Outer space, in order to provide development and sustainable space exploration. His paper on Private ownership in Outer space was recognized by International Astronautical Federation which provided him Emerging Space Leader grant allowing him to attend and present at IAC in Israel in 2015.
Following several years of Space law research and practice, active role within Space Generation Advisory Council as a National point of contact for Serbia and member of Space law working group, appointment as Faculty advisor for Manfred Lachs Space law Moot competitions, participation at International Astronautical Congress 2015, 2016,2017 and 2018 and UNOOSA Conferences in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Milan has launched one of the biggest Space related projects in Serbia – establishment of Serbian Space Agency. Mentioned project was created and published in March 2016, and officially presented at UN/IAF Workshop 2016 in Mexico.
Milan holds a specialization degree as a professional translator for English and German language. During last couple of years, Milan has received several prestigious Space law awards and acknowledgements. Since 2016, he is a member of International Institute of Space law and The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group, with several Space related papers published in national and international publications.
Currently, he is engaged with the first South East Europe Space conference planned in Belgrade, Serbia in April 2020, which will have several segments, including industry and academia, whereas the organizer SERBSPACE is welcoming new companies, start-ups and investments, as well as international cooperation.