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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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UNIDROIT and UNESCO PAY TRIBUTE TO LATE PROFESSOR FOLARIN OLAWALE SHYLLON

A tribute to the late Professor Folarin Olawale Shyllon, who fought for over 50 years against illicit trafficking of cultural property.             “Professor Folarin Ola... read more..

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8th Workshop on Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law held online

On 18 January 2021, UNIDROIT participated in the 8th PRICL (Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law) Workshop, which was held on line en-lieu of the biannual Working Group meeting which was originally ... read more..

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE JOINS THE 1995 UNIDROIT CONVENTION ON STOLEN OR ILLEGALLY EXPORTED CULTURAL OBJECTS – 49th CONTRACTING STATE

The instrument of ratification of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Côte d’Ivoire with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 23 December 2020 and the Convention wil... read more..

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UNIDROIT DELIVERS LECTURE ON LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

On 8 January 2021, Legal Officer Philine Wehling delivered a lecture via videoconference to the postgraduate students from the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (I... read more..

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AIRCRAFT PROTOCOL PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AVIATION LAW

On 26 September 2020, Mr Hamza Hameed (Legal Consultant at UNIDROIT) delivered a presentation entitled ‘The Aircraft Protocol of the Cape Town Convention – Promoting growth in the aviation sector thro... read more..

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MAC PROTOCOL PANEL DISCUSSION ORGANISED AT 79TH SESSION OF THE UNIDROIT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On 17 December 2020, UNIDROIT, in partnership with the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome organised a panel discussion on ‘The Global Reach of the Cape Town Convention: The Potential for the Mini... read more..

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79TH SESSION OF THE UNIDROIT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On 17 December 2020, the 79th session of the General Assembly of UNIDROIT was held at the seat of the Institute in Rome and virtually via Zoom.             A Member of th... read more..

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UNIDROIT AND PARTNERS ORGANISE AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “ORPHAN CULTURAL WORKS” – February 2021

The University of Geneva, UNIDROIT and the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art are organising a conference on 4 and 5 February 2021 on the theme of "Orphan Works".           We will t... read more..

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UNIDROIT JOINS THE CELEBRATION OF THE 60 YEARS OF ICCROM IN ITALY

Maria Chiara Malaguti, President of UNIDROIT, congratulates ICCROM on its 60th anniversary of Italy’s accession to ICCROM, formally established through the ratification of the Headquarters Agreement. ... read more..

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