The website had to be redesigned for technical reasons.

The "ZLW - Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht" is now available with the entire back issues (archive) as an online edition on the Wolters Kluwer Online platform. Therefore, the tables of contents and other PDF documents can no longer be viewed at

We have already authorized all active users for until April 30, 2023. You can log in there with your account details (or register for the first time) and then find the ZLW in the library under "Meine Inhalte".

In volume 2/24 you will find an activation code that will allow you to activate the ZLW for one year at no further cost.

As the only journal of its kind in Germany and one of less than half a dozen worldwide, the ZLW provides a regular overview of current topics in aviation and space law.
In addition to scientific papers, conference reports, legislation, selected case law and new publications in the international literature are presented and published.

  • The Journal
  • Collaborators

The Editors

The Journal was founded by Prof. Dr. Alex Meyer † and
continued by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel
Edited by the Institute of Air and Space Law at the University of Cologne
Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Stephan Hobe, LL.M (McGill)

Editorial Office

Executive Editor:
Dr. Isabel Polley, Attorney-at-law, (v.i.S.d.P.)

Editorial Assistant:
Anna Wiebe

Student Assistant:
Maja Pies


If you would like to propose a manuscript for publication, you find our Guidelines (Notes for Authors, formal criteria) with this link and please submit your subsequently edited manuscript to the
the editorial office ([email protected]).
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Legal notes
Editorial correspondence, manuscripts and books for review should be sent to the editorial office ([email protected]) . We accept contributions only for exclusive publication. With the acceptance of the contribution all rights of publication are transferred from the author to the publishing house including the right to reproduce and photocopy for commercial purposes.

The journal appears quarterly. Annual price € 289,00, for students and lawyers in training € 135,00, single issue € 88,00. All prices plus shipping costs. Deadline for the cancellation of subscriptions is November 15th for the current year.
Mediasheets and more information
Prof. Dr. P. Achilleas, Institute of Space and Telecommunications Law, University Paris-Saclay
Rechtsanwältin Dr. M. Armingol Suárez
, Köln
Dr. M. Benkö
, Berlin
Rechtsanwältin Prof. Dr. R. Dettling-Ott
, Winterthur
Rechtsanwalt Dr. P. N. Ehlers
, München
Dr. M. Ferrazzani
, Chief Legal Adviser, ESA, Paris
Em. Prof. S. Freeland
, Sydney
Dr. Michael Gerhard
, EASA, Köln
Rechtsanwalt M. Fuchs
, OHB, Bremen
Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. E. Giemulla
, Berlin
Em. Prof. Dr. P. P. C. Haanappel
, Leiden
Prof. B. Havel
, Director, Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), McGill University, Montréal
Prof. Dr. R. Jakhu
, Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), McGill University, Montréal
Dr. N. Kaienburg
, Dezernatsleiter, Niedersächsische Landesbehörde für Straßenbau und Verkehr, Hannover
S. Kaiser
, Legal Advisor of NATO's AWACS operations, Geilenkirchen
H. E. Judge A. Koroma
, International Court of Justice (1994–2012), The Hague
Prof. Dr. I. Marboe
, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. P. Mendes de Leon
, Director, International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden
Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. W. Müller-Rostin
, Bonn
Dr. M. Niggemann
, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
R. Popova
, Isarspace, Ottobrunn
Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. R. Schmid
, Frankfurt/Main;
Prof. Dr. B. Schmidt-Tedd, Köln
Prof. Dr. K.-U. Schrogl
, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWI), Berlin
A. Soucek
, Head of International Law Division at ESA, Noordwijk
Dr. B. Steinmetz
, Flughafen Köln/Bonn
H. E. Judge P. Tomka
, International Court of Justice, The Hague
Prof. Dr. habil. P. Wysk
, Richter am Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Leipzig

Contact Editorial Office

Dr. Isabel Polley

German Journal of Air and Space Law

Habsburgerring 1
50674 Cologne

Phone: 0221-470-5276

E-Mail: [email protected]

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