On 16-17 March 2017, UNIDROIT is hosting a two-day conference on: “Private Collections: Historical and Legal Perspectives” in collaboration with the International Society for Research and Cultural Heritage (ISCHAL), Institut des sciences sociales du politique (ISP), BonelliErede law firm, Institut – Droit Ethique – Patrimoine 
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After the UNESCO office in Iraq has led a rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site, Iraq, on 14 December 2016 to assess the extent of damage resulting from the deliberate destruction by ISIL/Daesh over the past 2 years, actions for the safeguarding and 
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On 20-24 February 2017, the Council of Europe hosts the 4th and conclusive Plenary Meeting for the drafting of the new criminal law Convention aimed at combating the illicit trafficking of cultural property. Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer, contributed to the work of 
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On 9-10 February 2017, the Secretary-General  José Angelo Estrella Faria and the Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano, participated in an Invitational Conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School entitled “Secured Transactions Coordination Conference: Advancing Global Reforms”. The Secretary-General spoke on a panel entitled “Pursuing 
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On 8-9 February, UNIDROIT took part in the two-day conference: “Law Enforcement Authorities and Expertise Competent in the Field of Cultural Goods”. The meeting aimed to take forward actions listed under the EU CULTNET mandate to increase effectiveness of prevention and combating crime against cultural 
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On 2 February  2017, the Secretary General delivered a Technical Presentation entitled “Towards the Establishment of the International Registry of Secured Interests in Space Objects: The Space Protocol to the Cape Town Convention and Rail Protocol”, during the 54th session of the Scientific and Technical 
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On 30 January 2017, the Secretary-General Mr José Angelo Estrella Faria took part in les États généraux de la recherche sur le Droit et la Justice, which took place in Paris (30- 2 February 2017) , organised by the French Ministry of Justice and the 
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The Foundation for the Support of UNIDROIT (UNIDROIT Foundation) is seeking a recent university graduate with a degree in either business, management or marketing (or a related field) to complete a three month paid internship in Rome, Italy. The UNIDROIT Foundation supports the activities of 
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On 13 January 2017, UNIDROIT Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano delivered a speech at the Colloquium on Protecting Cultural Heritage From Destruction and Trafficking, held at the Council of Europe headquarters, in Strasbourg. High-level representatives from UNESCO, the International Criminal Court and Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums were also present at 
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On 9-12 January 2017, the Council of Europe hosted the third Plenary Meeting for the drafting of a new criminal law Convention aimed at combating the illicit trafficking of cultural property. Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, contributed to the work of the Committee on Offences relating to Cultural Property (PC-IBC). 
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