João Marques de Azevedo

João Marques de Azevedo holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and International Relations from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA University of Lisbon) and a Master’s in International and European Law from the NOVA School of Law. His dissertation, entitled “The Principle of Common Heritage of Humankind in the Law of Outer Space”, received a score of 18 (out of 20).

Researcher at CEDIS (R&D Centre on Law & Society).

Attended the “European Centre for Space Law Summer Course on Space Law and Policy” (2018), where he won the Best Oralist Award.

He was the Assistant Faculty Advisor of NOVA School of Law team at the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition in 2020 and 2021.

João is a member of the NPOC for the ECSL. In 2019/2020 he was an intern at the Member States Relations and Partnerships Office (DG-SM) of the European Space Agency.


Theses and Dissertations

  • MARQUES DE AZEVEDO, João Pedro, The Principle of Common Heritage of Humankind in the Law of Outer Space, Master’s Dissertation, Master’s in International and European Law, NOVA School of Law, 2021

Articles & Other Publications

Eventos

  • Speaker at 14th ESSCA Space Policy Workshop, with the topic “The Principle of the Common Heritage of Humankind in Space Law: Keep it or Leave it?”, ESSCA & International Space University (org.), online, 10 June 2022.
  • Co-speaker (with João Nuno Frazão) at 14th ESSCA Space Policy Workshop, with the topic “Portugal Above the Clouds: The Strategic, Political and Legal Evolution of Space Activities in Portugal”, ESSCA & International Space University (org.), online, 10 June 2022.
  • Speaker at the II International Workshop on Global Governance of Space Resources, with the topic “Património Comum da Humanidade e Direito Espaciail (Common Heritage of Humankind and Space Law”, UNISANTOS (org.), online, 26 May 2022.
  • Speaker at the 3rd edition of the Space Law Course, with the topic “Legal Aspects of Space Resources Exploitation”, SPARC (org.), online, 6 May 2022.
  • Co-speaker (with João Nuno Frazão) at the 3rd edition of the Space Law Course, with the topic “Q&A and the Future of Space Law Treaties”, SPARC (org.), online, 2 May 2022.
  • Speaker at the 3rd edition of the Space Law Course, with the topic “Introduction to Space Law and the UN Treaties: The Outer Space Treaty & The Moon Agreement”, SPARC (org.), online, 2 May 2022.
  • Co-speaker (with João Nuno Frazão) at the event II European Law and Foreign Policy Meetings, with the topic “Space Law”, ELSA U.Minho (org.), online, 14 April 2022.
  • Judge, European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition 2022, European Centre for Space Law (org.), online, 22 to 28 March 2022.
  • Speaker at the Space Summer School, with the topic “Space Law: O Essencial”, Instituto Pedro Nunes (org.), online, 9 September 2021.
  • Tutor at the 2021 ECSL Summer Course on Space Law & Policy, with the topic “The Moon Village – Living and Digging on the Moon”, European Centre for Space Law (org.), online, 31 August 2021.
  • Tutor at the 2021 ECSL Summer Course on Space Law & Policy, with the topic “Is the OST outdated? Are there alternatives?”, European Centre for Space Law (org.), online, 30 August 2021.
  • Guest at the Podcast Intospace, “Space Law and International Relations”, Spaceway (org.), availabe on YouTube, 18 June 2021.
  • Assistant Faculty Advisor of the NOVA School of Law team at the European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition 2021, European Centre for Space Law (org.), online, 31 May to 4 June 2021.
  • Co-speaker (with Armando Luciano) at the 2nd edition of the Space Law Course, with the topic “Space Governance and Space Resources”, SPARC (org.), online, 26 March 2021.
  • Speaker at the 2nd edition of the Space Law Course, with the topic “Introduction and Preliminary Questions: Outer Space Treaty and Moon Agreement”, SPARC (org.), online, 22 March 2021.
  • Judge and author of the case, Space Law Moot Court Competition, European Law Students Association – NOVA & Autónoma (org.), online, 15 March 2021.
  • Guest at the Podcast ELSA Talks, “Episódio 9: Há Direito no Espaço?”, European Law Student’s Association – Coimbra (org.), available on Spotify, 20 November 2020.
  • Speaker at the ELSA Webinar on Space Law, with the topic “Space Law: General Introduction and Overview”, European Law Student’s Association – NOVA & Autónoma (org.), online, 17 October 2020.
  • Assistant Faculty Advisor of the NOVA School of Law team at European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition 2020, European Centre for Space Law (org.), online, 21 to 24 May 2020.
  • Speaker at the 1st edition Space Law Course, with the topic “International Space Law: History and Sources”, SPARC (org.), NOVA School of Law, Lisboa, Portugal, 25 September 2019.
  • Speaker at the 2019 Young Lawyer’s Symposium, with the topic “The Moon Agreement: A Prospective Analysis“, European Centre for Space Law (org.), ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 26 April 2019.
  • Speaker (and representative of Portuguese NPOC) at the 2019 ECSL General Meeting of Members, with the topic “Report of the Portuguese NPOC”, European Centre for Space Law (org.), ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 24 April 2019.
  • Co-speaker (with Sara Pinto Ferreira) at SpaceUp Portugal 2019, with the topic “Space Law 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to the Law of Outer Space”, Lisboa, Portugal, 9 February 2019.
  • Speaker at the Workshop on Space Resources, with the topic “Exploration and Exploitation of Space Resources under current International Space Law”, SPARC (org.), NOVA School of Law, Lisboa, Portugal, 28 January 2019.