Dr. Gérardine Goh

Dr. Gérardine Meishan Goh is Legal Advisor and Project Manager at the Business and Legal Support Department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and concurrently Lecturer at the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne, Germany. She is the Project Manager and Assistant Editor of the Cologne Commentary on Space Law (CoCoSL). She lectures the courses "International Dispute Settlement" and the "Law of the United Nations" at the Faculty of Law, University of Cologne.


Gérardine was formerly Legal and Business Development Specialist at a satellite-based geo-information services company. She completed her education in the law at University College London, United Kingdom and the National University of Singapore, Singapore. She received her doctoral in law from the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands. In 2001 she formed one-half of the team that won the World Championships of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in Toulouse, France. In 2003, she won the Diederiks-Verschoor Award for the best space law paper written by a young author. Gérardine has authored more than 40 articles on international and national dispute settlement, public international law, human rights law, international space law and outer space studies, as well as psychology, sociology, genetics and zoological physiology. She most recently authored the book “International Dispute Settlement: A Multi-Door Courthouse for Outer Space” (2007: Martinus Nijhoff / Leiden, Boston).

The Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Gérardine is also a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). She is also a member of the International Law Association (Headquarters) and the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL). She is a contributing member to the Study Group on Space Debris Remediation of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

Dr. Gérardine Goh is also assistant editor of Volume I and co-author of CoCoSL.