pict02 e

By Note Verbale dated 16 October 2015, the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the International Organisations with Seat in Rome transmitted to the Secretariat a document containing a proposal for work on legal issues related to Private art collections.


The Governing Council decided to recommend that this topic be included in the UNIDROIT Work Programme for the 2017-2019 triennium by the General Assembly, and to assign it a low level of priority. The General Assembly endorsed this recommendation at its 75th session, on 1 December 2016. As indicated by the Secretary General at the 75th session of the General Assembly, Unidroit continued to consider the project to identify the private law aspects that fall within its mandate.


UNIDROIT hosted in Rome, on 16 and 17 March 2017, a conference on Private Collections: Historical and Legal Perspectives (see the programme in Annex I hereto) and invited Professor Elina Moustaira, professor of comparative law at the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, to make a presentation. The Conference was co-organised with the International Society of Research and Cultural Heritage Law (ISCHAL), the Institut des sciences sociales du politique (CNRS-ENS Cachan-Université Paris-Nanterre) and BonelliErede law firm. Professor Moustaira also prepared a document indicating private law aspects on which UNIDROIT’s particular expertise would be of additional benefit in this field which was submitted to the Governing Council in May 2017.


UNIDROIT is currently considering future steps with respect to legal issues related to private art collections.










 News archive bt 



6th Workshop for the Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform Project
(8 September 2020, Rome)


4th Workshop for the project on Best Practices in the Field of Electronic Registry Design and Operation
(9 September 2020, Rome)


9th Annual Cape Town Convention Academic Conference
(10-11 September 2020, Rome)


Governing Council - 99th session, part B
(23-25 September 2020, Rome/remote)


Roma Tre – UNIDROIT 7th Annual Arbitration Lecture
(25 September 2020, online)


International Conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects
(8 and 9 October 2020, Rome/remote)


By using you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.     I understand   Know more