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UNIDROIT President and Secretary-General wish the UN a Happy 75th Birthday

In a letter addressed to Secretary-General António Guterres, President Malaguti and Secretary-General Tirado reinstated UNIDROIT’s commitment to the fundamental values of multilateralism in this time ... read more..

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UNIDROIT Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 1995 Convention on Cultural Property

On 8-9 October 2020, UNIDROIT hosted a celebratory international conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects. &n... read more..

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Secretary-General speaks at EBRD webinar on Restructuring in the Covid-19 era

On 14 October 2020, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated in a Webinar organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) focussing on the cost of possible missed opportu... read more..

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Secretary-General presents Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law project at II International Congress of Insurance Law in Madrid

On 9 October 2020, Secretary General Ignacio Tirado provided a closing speech at the II International Congress of Insurance Law, which was co-hosted by ICADE Business School, the Faculty of Econo... read more..

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Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law at Mock Arbitration

A PRICL Mock Arbitration on the Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL), was organised by AIDA Europe, in cooperation with the PRICL Project Group, the AIDA Reinsurance Working Party and the AI... read more..

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MAC PROTOCOL TO THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION – SIGNATURE BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

On 1st October 2020, the United States of America, which is already a Party to the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol, signed the MAC Protocol, which was adopted in November 2019 at a dipl... read more..

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UNIDROIT Exploratory Workshop on Digital Assets and Private Law

On 17-18 September 2020, UNIDROIT hosted a hybrid exploratory workshop on Digital Assets and Private Law at its seat in Rome and via Zoom.               The two-day ... read more..

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ELI-UNIDROIT Model Rules of Civil Procedure presented at closing event of Governing Council

On 25 September 2020, the ELI – UNIDROIT Rules were presented in an International Workshop Webinar that was held in hybrid format as a closing event of the 99th session of the UNIDROIT Governing Coun... read more..

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Tripartite Legal Guide on International Sales presented in International Hybrid Conference

On 22 September 2020, the UNIDROIT Secretariat hosted a Hybrid International Conference illustrating the contribution of HCCH, UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT to the harmonisation of the law of international sa... read more..

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Effective Enforcement Project discussed in Exploratory Workshop

On 21 September 2020, the UNIDROIT  Secretariat, as mandated by the Governing Council at the first meeting of the 99th  session, convened an internal consultation workshop on the project on ... read more..

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9th Annual Cape Town Convention Academic Conference held in Rome & Zoom

The ninth annual conference of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project took place at the UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome between 10 - 11 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was he... read more..

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Presentation of ELI-UNIDROIT 'European Model Rules of Civil Procedure' at ELI General Assembly

On 10 September 2020,  the joint ELI-UNIDROIT 'European Model Rules of Civil Procedure', the final draft of which has recently been approved by the ELI and is awaiting final approval by the ... read more..

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4th Workshop for project on Best Practices in the Field of Electronic Registry Design held in Rome and on Zoom

The 4th Workshop for project on Best Practices in the Field of Electronic Registry Design and Operation took place at the UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome on 9 September.         &nbs... read more..

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6th Workshop for the Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform project held in Rome and on Zoom

The 6th  Workshop of the Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform Project was held on 8 September at the UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome.            ... read more..

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Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol – Accession by the Republic of Zambia

On 7 September 2020 Zambia’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 Equipm... read more..

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UNIDROIT at First Meeting of UNECE Group of Experts on the Permanent Identification of Railway Rolling Stock

On 2-4 September 2020, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Professor Ignacio Tirado and Deputy Secretary General Professor Anna Veneziano were invited to participate in the first meeting of the Group of Expert... read more..

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UNIDROIT AND COVID-19

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 challe... read more..

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UNIDROIT RELEASES SECRETARIAT NOTE ON THE UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS AND COVID-19

The UNIDROIT Secretariat has just released a Note on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and the COVID-19 health crisis.               Whil... read more..

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UNIDROIT participated in International virtual conference on 'Combating illicit trafficking in Cultural property and its restitution' (28 July 2020)

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, participated as a panellist in an international virtual conference organised by the Islamic World Educational,... read more..

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UIA Signs Resolution Recommending Consideration of UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2016

On July 15, 2020, the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), which brings together through its bar association and individual members over two million lawyers from more than 110 countries, recogn... read more..

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