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Official Commentary Pretoria Protocol published

The Official Commentary on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Mining, Agricultural and Construction Equipment by Profes... read more..

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SOUTH AFRICA DECLARES IMMINENT SIGNATURE OF THE LUXEMBOURG RAIL PROTOCOL

On 8 April 2021, during the 9th session of the Rail Preparatory Commission for the establishment of an International Registry under the Luxembourg Rail Protocol, Advocate André Smit, State Law Adviser... read more..

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UNIDROIT AND OTIF CO-HOST INTERNATIONAL PANEL TO DISCUSS LUXEMBOURG PROTOCOL AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Following the Rail Preparatory Commission session on 8th April 2021, the Rail Working Group organised a panel entitled “Building Back Greener: The role of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol in the Post-Covi... read more..

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9th SESSION OF RAIL PREPARATORY COMMISSION HOSTED REMOTELY BY OTIF

On 8 April 2021, OTIF and UNIDROIT held the 9th  session of the Rail Preparatory Commission for the establishment of an International Registry under the Luxembourg Rail Protocol. Though it was co... read more..

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UNIDROIT IS PARTICIPATING IN THE G20 CULTURE WEBINAR “THE FUTURE WILL GIVE US BACK OUR PAST” – 9 APRIL 2021

As in 2017 for the G7 Culture, UNIDROIT has been invited this year to attend the G20 Culture Ministerial meetings. Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti, President of UNIDROIT, is participating in the panel... read more..

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UNIDROIT AND BHO LEGAL HOST PANEL DISCUSSION ON ASSET-BASED SPACE FINANCING IN THE POST-COVID-19 ECONOMY

On 31 March, UNIDROIT and BHO Legal hosted an international panel discussion to examine the benefits of asset-based space financing in the post-COVID-19 economy.           &nb... read more..

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

On 17-19 March 2021, Ms Philine Wehling, UNIDROIT Legal Officer, delivered a lecture on “International Sources of Contract Law: the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to postgr... read more..

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UNIDROIT INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AS OBSERVER AT THE 53RD SESSION OF THE UN ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA

The 53rd session of the UN Economic Commission for Africa was held from 17 to 23 March, dedicated to Africa’s Sustainable Industrialization and Diversification in the Digital Era in the Context of COV... read more..

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SAVE THE DATE: LEGAL STRUCTURE OF AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES WEBINAR

Private Law and Agricultural Development is an important branch of the Work Programme of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).           &... read more..

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RESULTS OF THE UNIDROIT COVID-19 ESSAY COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce the winners of the UNIDROIT COVID-19 Essay Competition, supported by Stibbe, and facilitated by the UNIDROIT Foundation: Augusto Garcia Sanjur, Soterios Loizou, Be... read more..

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BENIN BECOMES THE 50th CONTRACTING STATE TO THE 1995 UNIDROIT CONVENTION ON STOLEN OR ILLEGALLY EXPORTED CULTURAL OBJECTS

The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Benin with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 11 January 2021 and the Convention will enter into... read more..

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Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol – Subsequent declarations – Latvia

On 18 February 2021, the Government of the Republic of Latvia notified UNIDROIT of subsequent declarations under Articles 39(1)(a) and 40 of the Convention and Article XXX(1) of the Aircraft Protocol.... read more..

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UNIDROIT PROJECT ON DIGITAL ASSETS AND PRIVATE LAW PRESENTED AT DIGIWEEK

On 12 February, Mr Carlo Di Nicola (Senior Legal Officer) and Mr Hamza Hameed (Legal Consultant) presented the UNIDROIT Project on Digital Assets and Private Law as part of Digiweek organised by the U... read more..

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SPACE PROTOCOL PRESENTED AT ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE SECTOR IN INDIA

On 6 February 2021, Mr Hamza Hameed (Legal Consultant at UNIDROIT) delivered an honorary address entitled ‘Importance of a Uniform System of Secured Transactions Law in Order to promote Asset-based Fi... read more..

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Official Commentary MAC Protocol (May, 2021)

The Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Mining, Agricultural and Construction Equipment (the MAC Protocol) ... read more..

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LECTURE ON UNIDROIT INITIATIVES IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURE AT SAPIENZA UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA

On 27 January 2021, Deputy Secretary-General Professor Anna Veneziano and Legal Officer Ms Priscila Andrade delivered a joint lecture to the students of the PhD Programme “Autonomia Privata, Impresa, ... 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 28 January 2021, Ms Priscila Andrade, UNIDROIT Legal Officer, presented UNIDROIT’s work and instruments in the area of Private Law and Agricultural Development to a group of students of the School ... read more..

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UNIDROIT Joins OECD International Organisation Partnership

By letter of 27 December 2020, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado confirmed UNIDROIT’s entry into the Partnership of International Organisations for Effective International Rulemaking (hereaft... read more..

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UNIDROIT Enforcement Project featured in “Innovating Access to Justice” Workshop

On 20 January 2021, UNIDROIT was invited to participate in an online course on “Technology and Legal Innovation”, a joint initiative of Hitotsubashi University and the University of Cambridge.   ... read more..

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UNIDROIT/Bank of Italy Chair Programme

UNIDROIT is proud to announce the activation of a UNIDROIT-Bank of Italy Chair Programme, aimed at promoting the existing cooperation between UNIDROIT, the Bank of Italy and IVASS (the Italian supervi... read more..

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