On 31 July 2018, the Ministry of Justice of Japan and UNIDROIT co-organised an Invitational Workshop on the MAC Protocol to the Cape Town Convention, which was held at Gakushuin University (Tokyo). The Workshop was opened by Mr Muneki Uchino (Counselor of the Civil Affairs Bureau, of the Japanese Ministry of Justice), Professor Ignacio Tirado (Secretary-General elect, UNIDROIT), and Professor Hideki Kanda (UNIDROIT Governing Council member – Gakushuin University). Professor Megumi Hara (Japanese Delegate to the Committee of Governmental Experts for the MAC Protocol) then coordinated a Panel in which Mr Susumu Masuda (Delegate of Japan for the CTC and Aircraft Protocol) presented on the Practical Merits of the Cape Town Convention, followed by Secretary-General a.i. Professor Anna Veneziano on the Cape Town Convention and the Recent Developments of the MAC Protocol, a presentation on the Economic Analysis of the MAC Protocol by UNIDROIT Secretary-General elect Professor Ignacio Tirado, and a presentation on the HS Codes proposed by Japan for inclusion in the MAC Protocol annexes by Dr Marek Dubovec (Executive Board member of the MAC Protocol Working Group), followed by comments from Ms. Hitomi Yamanaka (Attorney of the Civil Affairs Bureau, of the Japanese Ministry of Justice). The Workshop was attended by eminent representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, as well as representatives from the relevant industries and academia.
|Secretary-General elect Ignacio Tirado||Group picture of Workshop participants|