On 30 January 2023, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and Dean Miryam Peña Candia of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University in Asunción, Paraguay (FDCS-UNA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the two institutions and promote 
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On 26 January 2023, His Excellency, Mr Saywan Sabir Mustafa Barzani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iraq in Italy, and Mr Zaid Tarik Mohammed Al-Ani, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Italy, visited UNIDROIT to deposit Iraq’s 
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On 25 January 2023, the Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL) were showcased in a hybrid seminar, co-organised by the PRICL Working Group, the Universities of Zurich and Frankfurt a.M. and UNIDROIT, which hosted the event at its headquarters in Villa Aldobrandini. The seminar  was 
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On 18 January 2023, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and the Dean of the Özyeğin University Law School Istanbul, Professor Özlem Yenerer Çakmut, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation and exchange between the two institutions. Among others, the agreement aims to strengthen consideration of 
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On 20 January 2023, the Kingdom of Spain, which is already a Party to the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol, deposited its instrument of ratification of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol, with declaration under Articles XIII, XIV (2)-(3), XXIV, XXV and XXVI. The Luxembourg Rail Protocol has now reached the fourth ratification 
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On Wednesday 18 January, UNIDROIT presented the Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) to the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) General Assembly at its 2023 Congress in Chamonix, France. Senior Legal Officer 
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The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) are pleased to announce the Canadian listed company, Information Services Corporation (ISC), through a wholly-owned subsidiary, has become the new owner of Regulis S.A., the 
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UNIDROIT has just launched a public consultation in relation to the draft UNIDROIT Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law. For further information please see: Public Consultation: Digital Assets and Private Law The deadline to submit comments is 20 February 2023.
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On 12 – 14 December 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 
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On 15 December 2022, as a side event to the 81st session of the General Assembly, UNIDROIT invited Legal Advisers from its Member States, CAHDI National Representatives, and Observers to attend a seminar on Soft Law in International Governance. It was opened by UNIDROIT President 
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