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UNIDROIT Principles presented in an International Webinar in Paraguay

On 25 June, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated in an International Webinar entitled the ′′The UNIDROIT Principles in the case law of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals′′, organised by C... read more..

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Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol – Accession by Iceland

On 23 June 2020 Iceland’s instruments of accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and to the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment... read more..

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The 1995 UNIDROIT Convention turns 25

On 24 June 1995, the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects was adopted at the conclusion of a diplomatic Conference attended by more than 80 States, after almost ten yea... read more..

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Online Expert Meeting – Combatting Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property during COVID-19 – illicit excavations and online trade

Online Expert Meeting 26 June 2020 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm GMT+2. Combatting Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property during COVID-19 - illicit excavations and online trade.   -> Concept Note -> ... read more..

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LUISS B&C LAW– UNIDROIT AT THE 8TH SESSION OF MASTERS ON "BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW"

On 27 May 2020,  the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of UNIDROIT were both invited to deliver a webinar as part of the 8th Edition of the Masters LUISS Business and Company Law, ..... read more..

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UNIDROIT Holds Remote Session of the Governing Council

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Secretariat proposed that the first meeting of the 99th session of the Governing Council be held remotely via e-mail and -if required- videoconference to address t... read more..

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LUXEMBOURG RAIL PROTOCOL: A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO COVID-19 IMPACT ON RAIL SECTOR

The unprecedented economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Rail Sector is the focus of an article recently published by Mr Howard Rosen, Chairman of the Rail Working Group.   &n... read more..

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Study finds Rail Protocol will save Africa billions of dollars

Consulting Company Oxera has released a study conducted for the Rail Working Group that assesses that the economic savings that the Luxembourg Rail Protocol could entail for the African Continent amou... read more..

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UNIDROIT IN ONLINE FORUM ON SECURED TRANSACTIONS

On 30 April, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado was invited to participate in an online forum entitled “Toward Coordinated Implementation of International Standards for Secured Transactions” co-organise... read more..

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UNIDROIT work and instruments in the area of private law and agricultural development presented at uw school of law

On 23 April 2020, Ms Priscila Andrade, UNIDROIT Legal Officer, by video conference presented UNIDROIT’s work and instruments in the area of Private Law and Agricultural Development to a group of stude... read more..

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UNIDROIT AND UNCITRAL HOST WAREHOUSE RECEIPTS WEBINAR

On 26 March 2020, UNIDROIT and UNCITRAL co-organised a webinar to discuss with a broader expert audience the proposal of developing an international Model Law on Warehouse Receipts.     &nbs... read more..

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ELI-UNIDROIT project on European Civil Procedure presented at IE Law School - Jean Monnet Programme

On 30 March 2020, the ELI-UNIDROIT project on European Rules of Civil Procedure was presented in a lecture at the IE Law School (Madrid).             The lecture, deliver... read more..

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UNIDROIT HOSTS DRAFTING COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE FINALISATION OF THE UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD LEGAL GUIDE ON AGRICULTURAL LAND INVESTMENT CONTRACTS (ALIC)

On  2-3 March 2020, the UNIDROIT Secretariat hosted a drafting committee meeting for the finalisation of the future Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts.       &nb... read more..

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A TRIBUTE TO WALTER RODINO'

It is with profound sadness that UNIDROIT mourns the loss of Mr Walter Rodinò, who passed away on the morning of 26 March 2020, surrounded by the affection of his loved ones.       &nbs... read more..

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UNIDROIT PARTICIPATES IN ITC-ILO LLM PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW

On 11-12 March 2020, Legal Officer Ms Philine Wehling delivered, by video conference, a lecture on “International Sources of Contract Law: The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts... read more..

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2nd EDITION OF UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT WORKSHOP TO DEVELOP A LEGAL TAXONOMY OF KEY EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

On 10-11 March 2020, UNCITRAL hosted the second session of Joint Workshops, co-organised by sister organisation UNIDROIT, to develop a legal taxonomy of key emerging technologies and their application... read more..

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UNIDROIT RAIL AND MAC PROTOCOLS FEATURED IN SECURED TRANSACTION LAW REFORM CONFERENCE IN NIGERIA

On 10 March 2020, co-sponsors UNIDROIT and the Rail Working Group participated in a conference funded by Aston University and the Global Challenges Research Fund in Lagos, Nigeria.     ... read more..

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - THE SIR ROY GOODE UNIDROIT SCHOLARSHIP

Applications due 13 March 2020. UNIDROIT is currently accepting applications for the inaugural Sir Roy Goode Scholarship.   The Scholarship will provide one outstanding post-graduate (doctoral) l... read more..

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UNIDROIT ASSISTS CARIBBEAN STATES TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL LEGISLATION TO FIGHT ILLICIT TRAFFICKING IN CULTURAL PROPERTY

UNIDROIT participated in a workshop organised in Kingston, Jamaica, from 2 to 5 March 2020 by the Jamaican National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of J... read more..

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UNIDROIT promotes instruments that facilitate access to credit at APEC meetings in Malaysia

Between 15-17 February 2020 UNIDROIT participated in several APEC-related meetings in Putrajaya, Malaysia.                 On 15 February Senior legal Officer W... read more..

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