UNIDROIT is very pleased to announce it has been awarded the United Rule of Law Appeal (UROLA) Prize for 2019. UROLA is an NGO jointly managed by the International Law Institute and other NGOs focused on the rule of law. The purpose of the 2019 
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The second regional consultation workshop on the ALIC Zero Draft was held on Friday 9 August 2019 at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law (USP). The event was co-sponsored by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Food and 
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On 8 – 9 July 2019 UNIDROIT delivered its first regional consultation on the ALIC Zero Draft in Beijing. Delivered as part of a high-level conference entitled “UNIDROIT and China: The Cape Town Convention, Investing in Agriculture and UPICC” and hosted by the University of 
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On 8 – 9 July 2019, UNIDROIT participated in a high-level conference entitled “UNIDROIT and China: The Cape Town Convention, Investing in Agriculture and UPICC”, hosted by the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing. The conference was co-sponsored by the United Nations 
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On 27 June 2019, Secretary-General Professor Ignacio Tirado delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the Masters in Private Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). The entire workshop, organised and hosted  by PUCV, was devoted to the work of UNIDROIT, with 
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As part of the finalization of the future UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts (ALIC), the ALIC Zero Draft is submitted to extended consultations to raise awareness and to seek further inputs from stakeholders. See the UNIDROIT online consultation webpage and participate in the consultation.
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On 18-19 March 2019, Mr Neale Bergman (Legal Officer, UNIDROIT) delivered a lecture on “International Sources of Contract Law: The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to 21 students, hailing from 15 countries, in the ITC-ILO’s LLM Programme in International Trade Law. The lecture covered: 
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The UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming in Chinese (Mandarin) –《订单农业法律指南》 – has just been released. Translated under the supervision of Mr Philip Peng 彭先伟/ – Partner, DeHeng Law Offices, it is published under ISBN 978-7-301-30142-5 by Peking University Press. Copies may be ordered from Peking 
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On 28 February 2019 UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer Ms Frederique Mestre made a presentation on “International Regulatory Models for Contract Farming” at a Workshop on “Agricultura por contrato – Aspectos legales y regulatorios, ordenamiento productivo, instrumentos financieros” – organised by… the Colombian Ministry for Agriculture 
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On 20 February 2019, UNIDROIT Deputy Secretary-General Professor Anna Veneziano presented the Legal Guide on Contract Farming, its main features and key aspects of its implementation at the Food for Law Conference hosted by McGill University in Montreal and its Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP). 
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