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.
In particular, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano participated in a panel of the Workshop Entitled “Innovating Access to Justice”, which was the closing event of the course. The workshop was coordinated by Professors Felix Steffek (University of Cambridge) and Mihoko Sumida (Hitotsubashi University), and included representatives of the Ministries of Justice of Germany and Japan, of the OECD, and the coordinators of the “Pathfinders” research programme as panelists. UNIDROIT contributed with a presentation UNIDROIT’s initiatives concerning access to justice, with particular focus on the enforcement of creditor’s claims.
The Workshop was attended by the undergraduates of the course, but also by senior Japanese academics and researchers.