img01On 10 March 2020, co-sponsors UNIDROIT and the Rail Working Group participated in a conference funded by Aston University and the Global Challenges Research Fund in Lagos, Nigeria.







On 10 March 2020,  co-sponsors UNIDROIT and the Rail Working Group participated in a conference funded by Aston University  and the  Global Challenges Research Fund in Lagos, Nigeria. The Conference opened with a keynote speech from Mr Jonathan Fortnam (Dean of Aston Law School, Aston University UK) and was divided into three sessions, the third of which was dedicated to the benefits of UNIDROIT’S Rail and MAC Protocols to the Cape Town Convention in Secured Transaction Law Reform in Nigeria and West Africa. Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated remotely and delivered an introductory speech on the Cape Town Convention, Mining, Agriculture & Construction (MAC) Protocol and security interests in mobile equipment, followed by Mr Soteri Gatera (Chief Industrialisation and Infrastructure at the UN Economic Commission for Africa UNECA) on Private sector financing of rolling stock (including railway) equipment in West Africa, and Mr Howard Rosen (Chairman of the Rail Working Group) on the Enforcement of security interests in railway equipment and the unique identification system of rolling stock equipment .


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Governing Council
99th session (A)
(Remote session April/May 2020)


6th Workshop for the Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform Project
(Postponed to 8 September 2020, Cambridge, UK)


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


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




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