In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant economic crisis, a number of leading UNIDROIT instruments may be of interest to a wide array of actors currently facing serious challenges to address contractual disruptions and to rebuild the economy in the post COVID-19 scenario.
President Maria Chiara Malaguti and Secretary General Ignacio Tirado were pleased to receive Ambassador S.E.M. Ahmed Boutache and Foreign Affairs Secretary Somia Hadef of Algeria on 23 July 2021. With Deputy Secretary General Anna Veneziano and Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary Marina Schneider, the meeting focused on the benefits of becoming a member State of UNIDROIT and a State Party to its most relevant international legal instruments for the Algerian economy.
On 23 July 2021, Roma Tre University and UNIDROIT co-hosted the 8th Annual International Arbitration Lecture on “The Impact of Societal and Global Changes on the Practice of International Arbitration: Past, Present and Future” by Hilary Heilbron QC (International Arbitrator, Brick Court Chambers).
On 20 July 2021, the European Law Institute hosted a webinar on ‘Future of Civil Procedural Law – ELI-UNIDROIT Model European Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Impact’ to reflect on the impact the Model Rules have had and might have, in the field.
Students and early professionals are invited to submit articles for The ESACH Quarterly, the second issue of the second issue of the magazine of the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage, among other, related to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention and restitutions issues.
From 29 June to 1st July 2021, UNIDROIT was invited to attend the first meeting of the Regional Monitoring Committee on the ECOWAS Action Plan for the Return of Cultural Property to their Countries of Origin, organised in Cotonou (Benin).
Ms Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary at UNIDROIT attended the regional conference from 29 to 30 June 2021 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Convention on Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, organised by the UNESCO Office in Bangkok.
On 23 June 2021, Ms Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary at UNIDROIT, participated in the 2021 edition of the Summerschool of the Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the University of Geneva.