The instrument of approval of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention was deposited by Mexico with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 11 May 2022. The Convention will thus enter into force for Mexico on 1 November 2022. This accession strengthens Mexico’s legal framework for 
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On 2 May 2022, UNIDROIT received a delegation from Mongolia lead by the Vice-Minister of Justice and Home Affairs with other representatives of the Ministry, parliamentarians and the Director of the National Legal Institute of Mongolia. The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Ignacio Tirado (Secretary-General), Prof. 
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On 29 April 2022,  UNIDROIT hosted a Conference on Digital Platforms and Global Governance, Co-organised with Professor Fabio Bassan of Roma Tre University and the European Law Institute (ELI). The Hybrid Conference was opened by President Maria Chiara Malaguti, and featured opening Keynote speeches from 
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On 26-28 April 2022, the Working Group on Best Practices for Effective Enforcement, chaired by Governing Council member Kathryn Sabo, met at UNIDROIT’s Headquarters in Rome and via Zoom to discuss the outcome of the intersessional work undertaken by its members and observers since the 
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On Monday 2 May 2022, Legal Officer Ms Priscila Andrade delivered a lecture to the students of the Programme “Diritto Privato Comparato delle persone e dei mercati” – Università degli Studi di Milano. The lecture addressed UNIDROIT’s general working methods and its practical experience with 
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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 30 March 2022, Mr Carlo Di Nicola, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer, delivered a presentation on the UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Private Law to postgraduate students of the LLM Programme in International Trade Law at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) 
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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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