In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant economic crisis, a number of leading UNIDROIT instruments may be of interest to a wide array of actors currently facing serious challenges to address contractual disruptions and to rebuild the economy in the post COVID-19 scenario.
On 10 June 2021 Senior Legal Officer William Brydie-Watson participated in an APEC Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) workshop on resolving insolvency in APEC economies.
On 3rd June 2021, the European Transport Council issued its Conclusions on "Putting Rail at the Forefront of Smart and Sustainable Mobility", as the outcome of a dedicated meeting linked to the European Year of Rail.
On 27 May 2021, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano participated in the second lecture in the Transatlantic Lectures on Insurance Law (ATILA) series organised by the Insurance Law SIG at the European Law Institute, which was dedicated to the illustration of the application of the Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL) to the COVID-19 Health Crisis.
On 20 May 2021, UNIDROIT participated in the regional webinar “Trafficking in Cultural Property: The Business of Organised Crime”, organised by the Justice Systems Cooperation Component of the EL PAcCTO programme (Europe Latin America Programme of Assistance against Transnational Organised Crime).
Due diligence of all actors on the art market is key to fight illicit traffic. The 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects gives criteria for the determination of due diligence in acquiring a cultural object, one of which being the consultation of a database of stolen objects.