On 5-9 February 2024, the draft UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Model Law on Warehouse Receipts with the draft Guide to Enactment were discussed by delegates and observers of UNCITRAL Working Group I during its 41st session at the UN Headquarters in New York. UNIDROIT was represented by Legal Officer Philine 
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On 18 and 19 January 2024, the World Bank Group (WBG) welcomed a high-level delegation from UNIDROIT to its Headquarters in Washington DC. The purpose of the mission was to strengthen UNIDROIT – WBG cooperation on projects of mutual interest, with a particular focus on 
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So-called orphan works, in other words cultural property with no proven provenance or with significant gaps in its provenance, are the source of many legal, ethical, archaeological and historical questions. UNIDROIT is proud to announce the publication of the contributions of the speakers at the 
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We are pleased to announce the launch of the UNIDROIT Essay Competition, supported by the International Law Institute (ILI) and facilitated by the UNIDROIT Foundation. Participants are invited to author an essay in English between 2000 and 3000 words (excluding footnotes and references) examining the use of the 
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On 15 December, UNIDROIT organised a Workshop on Contra Proferentem in Nordic Contract Law to launch the recently-founded UNIDROIT Centre for Nordic Studies and Transnational Private Law (UNIDROIT Nordic Law Centre). A welcome and tour of the Nordic Law Centre preceded the Workshop. The Workshop 
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Between 3 – 6 December 2023, UNIDROIT undertook a series of meetings and events in Beijing. It was the Institute’s first visit to the capital city of the People’s Republic of China since 2019. On Monday 4 December, UNIDROIT visited the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) 
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On 12 December, UNIDROIT Legal Consultant Ms. Theodora Kostoula represented the UNIDROIT Secretariat at the international SOLAIR conference 2023 on Society, Law, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, organized primarily by the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the 
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On the occasion of the International Day against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, established by UNESCO in 2020, in memory of the signing of the 1970 Paris Convention, UNIDROIT participated in the first edition of the Symposium on The Italian Perspective. State of the 
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On 31 October 2023, Dr Jasir Al-Harbash, CEO of the Saudi Heritage Commission, accompanied by several senior officers (among others relating to Research in Archaeology, University Partnerships and Academic Programs, International Partnerships, World Heritage Nominations and Management) paid a courtesy visit to UNIDROIT. They were 
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On 22 September 2023, UNIDROIT and Roma Tre University School of Law hosted a dinner to celebrate the constitution of the Roma Tre – UNIDROIT Centre for Transnational Commercial Law and International Arbitration. The Centre aims at promoting research and academic scholarship on transnational commercial 
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