Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol – Accession by Kuwait
On 31 October 2013 the State of Kuwait’s instrument of accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment thereto on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment was deposited with UNIDROIT. The State of Kuwait made a declaration under Article 54(2) of the Convention. The Convention and the Aircraft Protocol will enter into force for the State of Kuwait on 1 February 2014. Further details about the Convention and Aircraft Protocol are available at on the Depositary Functions of UNIDROIT page.
UNIDROIT-ICC-AIA Seminar on “UNIDROIT Principles and ICC Model Contracts”
A seminar on “UNIDROIT Principles and ICC model contracts” was held at the seat of UNIDROIT in Rome on 8 November 2013. The seminar was organised in cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA) and discussed the Model Clauses for the use of the UNIDROIT Principles, the role of the UNIDROIT Principles in ICC model contracts and the use of a-national law in international contracts with particular regard to developing countries. >>> Further information
Third meeting of the Committee on Emerging Markets Issues, Follow-Up and Implementation
The Third meeting of the Committee on Emerging Markets Issues, Follow-Up and Implementation established by the diplomatic Conference to Adopt a Convention on Substantive Rules regarding Intermediated Securities was held in Istanbul, Turkey (11 – 13 November 2013). Days one and two of the meeting consisted in an open Colloquium on financial markets law, which considered general measures to create a favourable environment for trading in intermediated securities. Day three consisted in a meeting of Committee members and observers to consider the methodology and possible topics for drafting a Legislative Guide on Principles and Rules Capable of Enhancing Trading in Securities in Emerging Markets, as well as other measures to implement the 2009 Geneva Securities Convention and incorporate it in domestic law. >>> Further information
ELI-UNIDROIT 1st Exploratory Workshop: from Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure (ELI, Vienna, 18 and 19 October 2013)
In 2013, the ELI (European Law Institute) and UNIDROIT agreed to cooperate in order to adapt the ALI-UNIDROIT Principles on Transnational Civil Procedure from a European perspective and develop European Rules of Civil Procedure. >> [Further Information] .
Cape Town Convention Academic Project
Oxford University and the University of Washington have commenced a joint Cape Town Convention Academic Project, to facilitate the academic study and assessment of the Cape Town Convention with a view towards enhancing the understanding and effective implementation of the treaty and advancing its aims. The Aviation Working Group is the founding sponsor for the project. The activities proposed for the project include electronic access to a digitalised and searchable database of comprehensive documents and materials, a journal, conferences, teaching materials, and law and economic assessment, as they relate to the Cape Town Convention (including all protocols). Two elements (the database, and the journal) are being undertaken under the joint auspices of Unidroit and the Project. The Cape Town Convention Academic Project also invites applications for a scholarship for doctoral study in the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford. >>> Further information