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 22 September 2020, the UNIDROIT Secretariat hosted a Hybrid International Conference illustrating the contribution of HCCH, UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT to the harmonisation of the law of international sales, and the Tripartite Legal Guide to Uniform Legal Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts (with a focus on sales).
On 21 September 2020, the UNIDROIT Secretariat, as mandated by the Governing Council at the first meeting of the 99th session, convened an internal consultation workshop on the project on Best Practices of Effective Enforcement.
UNIDROIT is pleased to announce that, in accordance with Article 6(2) of the UNIDROIT Statute, the Italian Government has appointed Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti as President of UNIDROIT for a five-year term commencing on 1 September 2020.
The ninth annual conference of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project took place at the UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome between 10 - 11 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held in hybrid format, with 16 participants present at the Institute and over 400 registered remote participants.
On 10 September 2020, the joint ELI-UNIDROIT 'European Model Rules of Civil Procedure', the final draft of which has recently been approved by the ELI and is awaiting final approval by the UNIDROIT Governing Council, were presented to the ELI Membership in a webinar.