On 15th May 2024, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated in a workshop for industry executives and their advisers involved with the operation and financing of railway rolling stock at the Stockholm Centre of Commercial Law (SCCL) at the University of Stockholm. The workshop provided a general 
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On 9 April 2024, UNIDROIT Member States and Cape Town Convention Contracting States, Stakeholders and Experts gathered at UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome to celebrate the Entry into Force of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol. The Event was opened by the Secretaries General of UNIDROIT and OTIF, 
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On 8 March 2024, at a special intergovernmental meeting at the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland, the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment formally entered into force. The ceremony follows the successful conclusion of the 12th 
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On 27 February 2024, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated in a Practical workshop on the implementation of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol in Madrid, jointly organised by the Rail Working Group and law firm Bird & Bird. The event, which brought together practitioners, academics, and industry 
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The revised fifth edition of the Official Commentary on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Aircraft Objects by Professor Sir Roy Goode will be published at the beginning of March 2024. Pre-publication discounts will 
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Between 23 and 24 November 2023, UNIDROIT undertook a mission to its 65th and newest Member State, Mongolia. Hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia, the visit featured a series of institutional meetings and a workshop. On 23 November, UNIDROIT Secretary-General 
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On 15 September 2023, the Specialised Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure and Energy (STC TTIIE) of the African Union released a resolution calling upon all remaining states to complete ratification procedures for the Luxembourg Protocol on Railway Rolling Stock. The African Union 
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On 14 August 2023, the APEC Economic Committee held a Policy Dialogue on “Improving Access to Credit in the Asia Pacific through Asset-Based Finance – the Cape Town Convention and its Mining, Agricultural Construction (MAC) Protocol” in Seattle, the United States. Proposed by the United 
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On 20 July 2023, His Excellency, Mr Yiorgos Christofides, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus in Italy, accompanied by Ms Kypriani Stavrinaki, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Italy, visited UNIDROIT to deposit Cyprus’s instruments of accession to 
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On 4 July UNIDROIT Secretary-General Prof Ignacio Tirado and Deputy Secretary-General Prof Anna Veneziano participated in a roundtable discussion with senior public sector officials in India, organised by India’s Ministry of External Affairs in the context of India’s Presidency of the UNIDROIT General Assembly. The 
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