On 23 November 2016 UNIDROIT Secretary-General José Angelo Estrella Faria, Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano and Legal Officer William Brydie-Watson received a delegation from the BRICS Law Institute at the Ural State Law University in Russia. The delegation was headed by President of the Ural State 
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On 16-18 November 2016, UNIDROIT Secretary-General José Angelo Estrella Faria, participated in the Thematic Conference on Enforcement and Effectiveness of the Law organised by the International Academy of Comparative Law. The Secretary-General spoke on a panel dedicated to The Role of International Organizations with a 
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Ms. Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, took part in the capacity-building training workshop for Officials of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice) and the Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio 
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On 15 November 2016, the Republic of Mozambique, 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 
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On 10-11 November 2016, UNIDROIT Secretary-General José Angelo Estrella Faria, participated in the Tenth edition of the “Jornadas ASADIP” on international contracts, where he participated in a panel on the future of international regulation of international contracts with a presentation on the Future of Contract 
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On 7-10 November 2016, Ms. Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, took part in the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the Committee on Offences Relating to Cultural Property, held at the Council of Europe headquarters, in Strasbourg. The Committee is currently working on a draft 
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On 27 October 2016, UNIDROIT hosted a conference, co-organised with Roma Tre University and the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan. The Conference, opened by the President of UNIDROIT, Professor Alberto Mazzoni, Professor  Ferruccio Auletta of the University of Naples “Federico II” and President of Chamber 
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2016 marks the 50th commemoration of the floods that devastated the Calouste Gulbenkian Collections and the conference therefore comes at an opportune time to collectively address the concepts, principles and good practices for disaster prevention and the response to emergency situations. Along with the risks 
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The Deputy Secretary-General of UNIDROIT took part in a Workshop organised by the US Department of Transport and Indian Railways in Delhi from 18 to 20 October 2016. A session of the Workshop was specifically devoted to the presentation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol, with 
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On 20 October 2016, UNIDROIT welcomed a delegation headed by Ms Dace Melbārde, Minister of Culture of Latvia, for a meeting to address Protection of Cultural Property and in particular the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, the UNESCO 1970 Convention 
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