On 24 November, Deputy-Secretary General Anna Veneziano and Legal Officer Philine Wehling delivered an online lecture on “The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to over 100 students of Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (SHUPL). The event was part of the 2022 SHUPL Partner Fair Event Overseas Lectures organised by theUniversity.
The event was moderated by Professor Zhengyi Zhang, Deputy Director of the International Affairs Office at SHUPL University. Deputy-Secretary General Veneziano provided an overview of UNIDROIT, its history, mandate and instruments, as well as the current Work Programme of the Institute. Then Legal Officer Wehling explained the history of the UNIDROIT Principles and their content, uses and benefits, as well as exploring the influence of the Principles on selected international instruments adopted by United Nations specialised agencies. The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session with the students.