On Tuesday 19 April 2022 Senior Legal Officer William Brydie-Watson delivered an online lecture on UNIDROIT’s role in harmonising private international law to the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Ms Suzanne Howarth, Executive Committee Member of the International Law Section, chaired 
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In times of armed conflict, measures to protect cultural heritage should be reinforced, notably in the framework of the UNESCO 1970 Convention against illicit trafficking of cultural property and other relevant international instruments. UNESCO, UNIDROIT, UNODC, INTERPOL, WCO and CINOA call upon professionals and the 
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On 28-29 March 2022, Ms Philine Wehling, UNIDROIT Legal Officer, delivered a lecture on “UNIDROIT & the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to postgraduate students of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) in Turin. The two-day lecture introduced the students 
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On 22 March 2022, South Africa, which is already a Party to the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol, signed the Luxembourg Rail Protocol, which was adopted in February 2007 at a diplomatic Conference held in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Rail Protocol will enter into force when 
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Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol – Subsequent declarations – Kuwait On 10 March 2022, the Government of the State of Kuwait notified UNIDROIT of subsequent declarations under Articles 39(1)(a)-(b) and 40 of the Convention and Article XXX(1),(2) and (3) of the Aircraft Protocol. These 
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During her internship at UNIDROIT in 2021, Ms Valentine Molineau wrote a report on the role of the museum in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property as part of the Master 2 – Cultural Heritage Law at the Jean Monnet Law School (Université 
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The fifth edition of the Official Commentary on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment by Professor Sir Roy Goode, will be published at the beginning of May 2022. The pre-publication discount will be 
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  Two regional consultation events on cultural policies and sustainable development were hosted by UNESCO under the presidencies of Senegal and Mexico respectively on 30 January and 1 February, for the African region, and on 14 and 15 February 2022, for Latin America and the 
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The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Madagascar with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 6 December 2021. The Convention will enter into force for Madagascar on 1 June 2022. This accession strengthens the legal framework to 
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At its 44th plenary meeting on 6 December 2021, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution titled “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin” proposed by Greece and supported by an unprecedented 111 countries, without a vote. Such Resolution 
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