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NEWS AND EVENTS

A Tribute to Professor Mazzoni

It is with great sadness that UNIDROIT announces  the passing of our President, Professor Alberto Mazzoni, in the early afternoon of Monday 6 May 2019.   Professor Mazzoni was 76, but had&nb... read more..

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UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS 2016 RELEASED IN CHINESE (MANDARIN)

The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2016, translated by Mr Zhang Yuqing, Beijing Zhang Yuqing Law Firm (Beijing, P.R. China), former member of the UNIDROIT Governing Council,... read more..

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UNIDROIT INSTRUMENTS PRESENTED AT SEMINAR IN MADRID

On 13 May UNIDROIT partnered with the Catedra de Estudios Juridicos Iberoamericanos to deliver a seminar on “UNIDROIT and the Codification of International Private Law”.         &n... read more..

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PRINCIPLES OF REINSURANCE CONTRACT LAW PROJECT PRESENTED TO UNIDROIT GOVERNING COUNCIL

On 10 May 2019, as a conclusive event to the 98th session of the UNIDROIT Governing Council, members of the Working Group on the Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law Project presented on the finalis... read more..

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98TH SESSION OF UNIDROIT GOVERNING COUNCIL

The 98th session of the UNIDROIT Governing Council, the first under Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado’s tenure,  took place in Rome from 8 to 10 May 2019.            ... read more..

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GUIDE ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS IN THE AMERICAS

On 9 May 2019, the Guide on the Law Applicable to International Commercial Contracts in the Americas was presented at the 98th session of the UNIDROIT Governing Council.         &n... read more..

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LAUNCH OF THE 4TH EDITION OF ROY GOODE’S OFFICIAL COMMENTARY ON THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL INTERESTS IN MOBILE EQUIPMENT AND THE AIRCRAFT PROTOCOL

On 8 May 2019, the members of the UNIDROIT Governing Council were invited to take part in the launch of the 4th edition of the Official Commentary on the Cape Town Convention in International Interest... read more..

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UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT WORKSHOP ON SMART CONTRACTS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY

On 6-7 May 2019, UNIDROIT hosted a Joint Workshop, co-organised by sister organisation UNCITRAL, on the legal issues arising from the use of Smart Contracts, Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Le... read more..

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CAPE TOWN CONVENTION COLLOQUIUM IN MONTREAL

A Colloquium entitled “The Cape Town Convention – Past successes and Future Opportunities” was held on April 30 at the Law Faculty of the Université de Montréal.          &nbs... read more..

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Annual Tripartite Coordination meeting held in Rome

The annual coordination meeting between UNIDROIT, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), took place in Rome on 24... read more..

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LECTURE ON SPACE PROTOCOL AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

On 16 April 2019, Deputy Secretary-General Professor Anna Veneziano and Legal Consultant Mr Hamza Hameed delivered a joint lecture to the students of the Advanced Master’s LLM in Air and Space Law Pro... read more..

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UNIDROIT welcomes second visit from Strathmore Law School and signs a Memorandum of Understanding

On 12 April 2019, UNIDROIT welcomed the second of two groups of students from Strathmore Law School, Nairobi, Kenya. Around 80 Students were accompanied by the Dean of the Law School, Professor L... read more..

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5th Workshop on Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform held in Rome

The 5th Workshop of the Economic Analysis of International Commercial Law Reform Project was held from 10 to 11 April at UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome.             This p... read more..

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3rd Workshop of Best Practices in the Field of Electronic Registry Design and Operation held in Rome

The 3rd Workshop of our project on Best Practices in the Field of Electronic Registry Design and Operation took place at UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome on 8-9 April 2019.         &n... read more..

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UNIDROIT PARTICIPATES AT GSC 2019 AND AT UN/JORDAN WORKSHOP ON SPACE EXPLORATION

Hamza Hameed, Legal Consultant at UNIDROIT, participated at the Global Space Congress (GSC) 2019 in Abu Dhabi on 19-21 March, and at the UN/Jordan Workshop on Global Partnership in Space Exploration a... read more..

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Strathmore Law School visits UNIDROIT

On 29 March 2019, a group of 75 students from Strathmore Law School, Nairobi, Kenya, visited UNIDROIT. The visit took place as part of an annual academic excursion organised by Strathmore University t... read more..

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UNIDROIT AT ANNUAL WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON LAND AND POVERTY

On 28 March 2019, UNIDROIT Legal Officer Neale Bergman delivered a presentation on UNIDROIT’s ongoing preparation of the future Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts...     &... read more..

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

On 18-19 March 2019, Mr Neale Bergman (Legal Officer, UNIDROIT) delivered a lecture on “International Sources of Contract Law: The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to 21 stud... read more..

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Luxembourg Rail Protocol presented at UNECA High Level Side Event in Marrakech

On 23 March 2019, UNIDROIT was invited to participate in a High Level Seminar entitled “Railway rolling stock financing: a new solution for Africa” in Marrakech, organised by the UN Economic Commissio... read more..

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Aircraft Protocol to Cape Town Convention – Accession by the Republic of Moldova and entry into force of both instruments

On 19 February 2019, the Republic of Moldova’s instrument of accession to the Aircraft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment was deposited with UNIDROIT.   &nb... read more..

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