An intragovernmental working group has been set up by the Ministry of Justice of Hungary to join the Cape Town Convention. The Ministry of Justice has now established an intra-governmental Working Party on the Cape Town Convention. Dr. Zoltán Nemessányi, Deputy State Secretary for Cooperation in International Justice Affairs announced this important step forward at a Conference on the Rail and MAC Protocols, held at the Faculty of Law, ELTE University, Budapest on November 22nd, 2017. He said “the Working Group includes almost every ministry as well as interested private sector industries”. The work will include an impact study, due in 2018.


The conference at ELTE University included presentations and contributions from Dr. habil. Réka Somssich, Deputy-Dean, ELTE University, Faculty of Law; Prof. Miklós Király, ELTE University, Faculty of Law, Member of the UNIDROIT GC; Prof. Anna Veneziano, Secretary-General a.i., UNIDROIT; Ms. Elizabeth Hirst, Registrar of the International Rail Registry; Prof. Attila Harmathy, ELTE University, Faculty of Law; Mr. William Brydie-Watson, Legal Officer, UNIDROIT; Prof. Dr. Benjamin von Bodungen, German Graduate School of Management and Law; Dr. Zoltán Nemessányi, Deputy-State Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Hungary; Dr. József Vági, Partner, Kajtár Takács Hegymegi-Barakonyi Baker & McKenzie.


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Snapshot of the Conference held in Budapest on 22 November 2017.