Elena Ćirković


Dr. Ćirković is a researcher at the University of Helsinki. She is a transdisciplinary scholar of international law. Her current research project titled Space, Ice, and the Final Frontiers of International Law’s Universality (ScifiLaw) aims to investigate the role of international regulation and environmental sustainability in the Earth System and outer space. It also analyzes regulation of autonomous machine learning that allows for increased commercialization and industrialization of these spaces. She is a member of the Earth System Governance global research alliance. Dr. Ćirković’s scientific publication include studies on international humanitarian law, self-determination, indigenous peoples’ rights, legal and political theory, architecture, and comparative constitutional law. She has also studied and worked in music,visual arts, and landscape design. Dr. Ćirković has a Ph.D. in Law (2010) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto.

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Defining military activities in outer space: the launching of the Iranian satellite Nour 1

The Iranian satellite, Nour 1, operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was launched on 22 April 2020. The US Space Force (USSF) tracked Nour 1 and its final stage in orbit and added orbital tracking data and orbital parameters for two objects from the launch, the satellite and the rocket third stage, independently confirming the result…

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