On 15 April 2016, over 80 participants representing UNIDROIT Member States, Rome-based UN Agencies, Private Practices and Academic Institutions alike gathered in the historical Map Room of the seat of UNIDROIT for the opening Event of the Celebration Series of the 90th Anniversary of the Foundation of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT). Hosted in cooperation with the Italian Society for International Organisation (SIOI), the event featured a Keynote Lecture delivered by Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel. The Lectio Magistralis was introduced by Professor Alberto Mazzoni (President of UNIDROIT) and Mr Franco Frattini (President of SIOI), and was followed by a round table composed of distinguished experts: Judge Fausto Pocar, of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, Professor Sergio Carbone, of the University of Genoa, and Professor Piero Bernardini, President of the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA).

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Alberto Mazzoni
(President, UNIDROIT)
and Franco Frattini
(President, SIOI)

Under-Secretary-General for
Legal Affairs and
United Nations
Legal Counsel Mr
Miguel de Serpa
Soares delivering
his keynote lecture
 

Shot of the seated audience