On 11-12 March 2020, Legal Officer Ms Philine Wehling delivered, by video conference, a lecture on “International Sources of Contract Law: The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to a group of 23 postgraduate students from the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) in Turin.
The lecture was part of the 10th edition of the Master of Laws in International Trade Law programme, which is co-organised by the ITC-ILO, the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in collaboration with the Turin School of Development. UNIDROIT formally became a partner organisation in the programme in 2019.
The lecture covered: (1) Legal harmonisation and UNIDROIT’s role, mandate and working methods; (2) the UNIDROIT Principles, including their origin, content and application; and (3) the influence of the Principles on related areas of work and ongoing projects, such as the UNIDROIT-FAO-IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming and the future Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts. The lecture raised awareness about UNIDROIT and the UNIDROIT Principles, and continues the collaboration and partnership with the ITC-ILO’s LLM Programme in the promotion of UNIDROIT’s instruments and its ongoing work.