Dr. Gérardine Goh Escolar works for the International Court of Justice. She was the Project Manager and Assistant Editor of the first Volume of the Cologne Commentary on Space Law (CoCoSL) and lectured 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 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 author of the chapter on Articles V and XIV-XVII of the Outer Space Treaty (Volume I) and co-author of the chapter on the NPS Principles (Volume III).