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 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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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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The Cape Town Convention Academic Project (CTCAP) has created the Cape Town Convention (CTC) international moot court programme (CTC moot court). The purpose of the CTC moot court is to familiarise students and judges with the CTC in the context of complex hypothetical fact patterns 
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On 14 December 2022, UNIDROIT participated remotely in a workshop on International Best Practice on Security Interest Registration. Organised as a joint initiative between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and supported by the Swiss Cooperation 
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On 17 November 2022, H.E. Ambassador Fatimata Cheiffou handed over to the Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary of UNIDROIT, Ms Marina Schneider, the original copy of the instruments of accession of the Republic of Niger to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment 
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On 11 November 2022, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado delivered the keynote speech on “Rule of Law and Sustainable Development” for the Rule of Law Congress in Hong Kong, China. Organised by the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, the Rule 
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The inaugural Asia-Pacific Private International Law Summit, jointly organised by UNIDROIT and the Department of Justice (DoJ) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (HKSAR), was held on 7 November 2022 in the HKSAR. The Summit was the first event co-organised by UNIDROIT 
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The first UNIDROIT session organised within the XXI IACL General Congress, entitled “Financial Systems”, was held on the 25th of October 2022 and featured the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNIDROIT and the Central Bank of Paraguay. Opening statements from the President of 
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UNIDROIT had the honour of being invited to the XXI General Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the first since the pandemic, which was organised in Asunciòn from 23 to 28 of October 2022. At the opening of the IACL General Assembly that 
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