On 6-8 June 2018, UNIDROIT, represented by the Secretary-General a.i., participated in the 6th PRICL Workshop in Bad-Homburg (Germany). The workshop session successfully completed the plenary discussion of the draft PRICL considering among others the remaining issue relating to the Rules on Remedies and their consistency with the UNIDROIT Principles.
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Picture of the group of participants
The Aviation Working Group invited key stakeholders to attend an important Aviation Working Group (AWG) African regional event on the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol (CTC) and cross border transferability of aircraft (XBT). This AWG event was hosted by, and was held in association with, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), with the support of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UNIDROIT, in Cape Town on 19-20 June 2018.
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The Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the CTC) is one of the world’s most important commercial law treaties, which now has 76 Contracting States. The Cape Town Convention Academic Project is holding its seventh annual conference in Oxford on 12th and 13th September 2018 at the Blavatnik School of Government. This conference covers issues and discussion on all three existing protocols of the Cape Town Convention, with a particular focus in 2018 on the draft MAC protocol.
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The instrument of accession of the Syrian Arab Republic to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention was deposited with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 27 April 2018 and the Convention will enter into force for the Syrian Arab Republic on 1 October 2018.
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On 4 and 5 June, UNIDROIT attended the Fifth Meeting of the Stakeholders' Committee of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, organised by the European Commission and held in Brussels. On that occasion, the Commission interviewed the stakeholders for contributions to the New European Agenda for Culture.
On 30 May, Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, participated in the Workshop on Protecting Iraqi Cultural Heritage and Fighting Terrorism organised by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the EU Commission.
Between 28 and 31 May 2018, Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, participated in the 6th Session of the Subsidiary Committee of the Meeting of States Parties to the 1970 Convention and the 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP), held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
|Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior
Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary
On 23 May, Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, was invited by Ms Sabine Verheyen and Mr Arndt Kohn, currently serving as Members of the European Parliament, to a Conference on the illegal trafficking of cultural goods, held at the European Parliament (Brussels). Mr Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, representatives of UNESCO, WCO and the art market also attended the debate.
On that occasion, the new proposal for Regulation on the import of cultural goods in the European Union was also discussed.